Immigration Benefits for Victims of Crime


VAWA, U-Visa, and T-Visa are immigration options that victims of crime may be eligible. JFON-NE DOJ Accredited Representative Maria Mendoza, explains the immigration benefits, the application process, and the success story of a JFON-NE client.

The ‘Immigration Benefits for Victims of Crime’ series was developed to inform victims about the immigration benefits available to them and to encourage them to seek assistance from a legal service provider. ILC Domestic Violence DOJ Accredited Representative Maria Mendoza explains the three immigration benefits that victims of crime may be eligible for: the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), the U-Visa, and the T-Visa.

The videos are in Spanish with English subtitles in order to reach the Spanish speaking population, as well as the English speaking population.

Thanks to the VAWA Stop Grant from the Nebraska Crime Commission for making this series possible. Due to the VAWA grant, the Immigrant Legal Center (ILC) has been able to continue its mission to serve low income victims of crime by providing direct legal services and empower them through this educational series.


This article was written under the Justice For Our Neighbors – Nebraska name. On January 12, 2018, the organization changed its name to Immigrant Legal Center.


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