Nonimmigrant Crime Victims

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<p>Federal law provides immigration relief to victims of human trafficking and other crimes.&nbsp; As such, the New Jersey Attorney General's Office and the Raritan Township Police Department will assist nonimmigrant victims of certain crimes with applying for a temporary visa.</p>
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<p><strong>U Visas&nbsp;</strong></p>
<p>U nonimmigrant status provides immigration protection to crime victims who have suffered substantial mental or physical abuse as a result of the crime. The U visa allows victims to remain in the United States and assist law enforcement authorities in the investigation or prosecution of the criminal activity (USCIS website).&nbsp; Additional instructions and forms can be found at <a href="https://www.uscis.gov/i-918" target="_blank">https://www.uscis.gov/i-918</a></p>
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<p><strong>T Visas</strong></p>
<p>T nonimmigrant status provides immigration protection to victims of human&nbsp;trafficking.&nbsp; The T Visa allows victims to remain in the United States and assist law enforcement authorities in the investigation or prosecution of human trafficking cases (USCIS website).&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Additional instructions and forms can be found at <a href="https://www.uscis.gov/i-914" target="_blank">https://www.uscis.gov/i-914</a></p>
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<p>If a victim feels they may qualify for a U visa or T visa, that victim or a representative on the victim&rsquo;s behalf must complete the USCIS form I-918, Supplement B (U visa) or Form I-914, Supplement B (T visa) and submit to the Raritan Township Police Department.&nbsp; Information on eligibility and applying can be found at the <a href="http://www.uscis.gov" target="_blank">www.uscis.gov</a></p>