Attorney Luis Ruiz

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Victims of Crime & Abuse Immigration lawyer

The United States recognizes that undocumented people are particularly susceptible to becoming victims of crimes and has created programs to help these victims obtain lawful status, permanent residence and U.S. citizenship, as a result of the things that they had to endure.


The U-Visa was created to encourage people who were victims of serious crimes such as, aggravated robbery, sexual assault, and domestic violence, to come forward and report the crime to law enforcement agencies. This process requires that the victim report the crime and cooperate in the investigation when possible and will grant U Status, then lawful permanent resident status, and later U.S. citizenship.

Violence Against Women Act (VAWA)

VAWA status is for people who have been victims of battery or extreme cruelty at the hands of their U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident spouse, U.S. citizen children, or U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident parents. This process is completely confidential, it does not require a police report, and it will grant you lawful permanent resident status, and later U.S. citizenship.

Special Immigrant Juvenile Status (SIJ)

Special Immigrant Juvenile Status is for children who have been abused, abandoned, or neglected by one, or both of their parents. This process requires a court order stating that the child cannot be reunified with one, or both of their parents and that it is not in the best interest of the child to return to their home country, and it will grant you lawful permanent resident status, and later U.S. citizenship.

Baytown & Houston Immigration Lawyer

Many victims do not know that there are options available and that they may qualify to obtain lawful immigration status as a result of being the victims of abuse or crimes.

Our office only handles immigration law matters and all of our attorneys and staff have specialized training to work with crime victims and their sensitive and confidential legal matters.


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