These are the crimes that qualify for the U Visa

If you have been the victim of violence in the United States, it is possible to assess whether it qualifies as a crime to apply for the U Visa. 

At Quiroga Law Office, PLLC, we will tell you which are the most common crimes recognized by the State. 

List of crimes that qualify for the U Visa. 

People who have arrived in the country or have been in the country for a long time but do not have documents have been victims of violent attacks. 

The U Visa recognizes the following: 

  • Homicide and murder
  • Blackmail
  • Extortion
  • Assault: can include shooting a person, trespassing, armed robbery, and stabbing.
  • Manipulation of a jury
  • Female genital mutilation
  • Perjury
  • Incest
  • Assault with a weapon
  • Forced sexual exploitation
  • Kidnapping
  • Criminal illegal restraint
  • Fraud in hiring foreign labor
  • Involuntary servitude
  • Hostagetaking
  • Forced labor
  • Slave trade
  • Human trafficking
  • Domestic violence
  • Rape
  • Sexual abuse
  • Torture
  • Bullying

The victim must cooperate with the authorities in the investigations according to their case. 

How can we qualify a crime? 

To learn how to differentiate crimes, begin by understanding what the degrees of these are. 

The first is consummation: which is when the crime was completely carried out. 

The second is the attempt: which involves the perpetrator working and planning to carry out his task but is arrested before it happens. 

And the third is frustration: the perpetrator is about to do everything possible to commit the crime, but it does not have the expected result. 

Also read: What’s next after getting the U Visa? 

Remember that at Quiroga Law Office, PLLC, we are willing to help you. Contact us. Our team of lawyers will take care of your case and will be with you throughout the process. 

Request a consultation or call us, (509) 498-3485.