All different types of immigration visas exist, and when you have endured a particular hardship, you’ll find that various programs are available for you. T-1 visas are designed for people who were brought to the United States against their will. This process is known as human trafficking, and T-1 visas are designed for individuals, brought here under those circumstances, who want to remain in the United States.
The major qualification for a T-1 visa is that you needed to be brought here against your will in a human trafficking scenario. Situations that fall into that category generally include debt bondage, slavery, sex work, servitude or peonage. If you feel that you were brought here against your will but for a different purpose, you can still see if you qualify for this type of visa. That is not the only qualification that exists, however; you also need to meet other criteria.
Not only must you have fallen victim to this crime, but you also need to meet some other qualifications. In order to receive a T-1 visa, for example, you need to prove that going back to your previous country would cause great hardship. You also need to show that you would express a willingness to help law enforcement officials in tracking the people who commit these crimes. Of course, in some cases, you may know very little about them, but you were also likely closer to them than many law enforcement officials have been.
Hiring an Immigration Lawyer
After you have been through this terrible type of experience, you may feel as though you lack the ability to trust another human being. However, placing trust in an immigration lawyer is a smart decision because doing so helps you to navigate the process. Obtaining a T-1 visa is not necessarily a simple process, and you need to make sure that you are working in the right direction. Whether that involves putting together the necessary documentation or making sure that you fully understand any paperwork that you are signing, an immigration lawyer can help you to accomplish these goals.
Plans for Your Family
In the event that you have a family, you are also likely worried about their safety and security during this process. Fortunately, the government has also established programs for them. The T-2 visa would provide for your spouse, and the T-3 visa would provide for your children. Speaking with an immigration attorney helps you to determine whether or not your spouse and children have a chance of qualifying for these types of visas. In the event that they do not, then you need to consider whether it is worth it for you to go through with the process. You can also look into the T-4 visa and the T-5 visa, which can provide for your children who are parents or unmarried siblings of yours who are under 18 years of age.
Proving Your Case
One of the difficult parts about applying for a T-1 visa is that you need to prove that what happened to you was real. This situation may seem unfair to you, but keep in mind that unscrupulous people would take advantage of the system if you did not need to prove your case. Fortunately, working with a lawyer means that you have existing in compiling evidence, and you also have a much better sense of what type of evidence is considered suitable. Putting together a strong case by yourself can prove difficult.
Understanding the Legal System
Navigating through evidence-collection and visa-application is difficult for a person to do by him or herself, and that is especially true for individuals who are not entirely familiar with the legal system. Perhaps you know very little about the legal system in this country, and as a result, the entire process seems murky to you. Not only does the immigration lawyer help you to understand what you need to do in your personal situation, but he or she also guides you through the circumstances and laws that govern what is going on with your individual visa.
Ensuring that You Qualify
When you look at the list of qualifications that exist in order to procure a T-1 visa, you may feel as though you should just give up now. That is one of the reasons why an immigration attorney is a smart idea. He or she can help to keep you motivated throughout the process. Also, when you first take a look at the different qualifications, you may feel as though you do not qualify for this particular type of visa. However, when you sit down with an immigration attorney, you may actually discover that you are the perfect candidate.
Finding Other Options when Rejection Exists
One of the issues that may arise is that you might receive a rejected application. At that point, you may decide that you are going to stop pursuing a visa. On the other hand, you may want to look into different avenues. When you decide to work with an immigration attorney, you can have a sense of direction toward those other avenues, and you can explore some other options that may prove more suitable.
When you’re applying for a T-1 visa, you have likely already experienced a great deal of turmoil in your life, and you want to ensure that no other problems come into fruition. Therefore, choose to work with an immigration attorney.
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