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Special Immigrant Matters

The Immigration and Nationality Laws protects many individuals who either are experiencing special situations within their families or due to humanitarian reasons.

     
​I. Permanent residency through special categories

You may be able to become a permanent resident of the United States through a special family situation and this adjustment of status is limited to individuals who meet particular qualifications, such special individuals include:

  • Battered spouse or child (VAWA)
  • K nonimmigrant 
  • Person born to a foreign diplomat in the United States
  • V nonimmigrant or a widow(er) of a U.S. Citizen

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II. Special Immigrants

Special immigrants are individuals who qualify to obtain either to a permanent residency or temporary protection under a special program if the applicant meets the requirements for the program or protection sought, such special immigrants include:

  • Religious workers
  • Panama canal company or canal zone government employees
  • International organization employees or family members
  • Broadcaster
  • NATO-6 nonimmigrant
  • Physician national interest waiver
  • Juvenile court dependents
  • Armed forces members
  • Afghanistan or Iraq nationals who supported the U.S. Armed forces as translators
  • Iraq national who worked for or on behalf of the U.S. Government in Iraq.

     
III. 
Other Special Programs for Immigrants

Certain immigration laws provide humanitarian programs to those individuals in need of shelter or aid from disasters, oppression, emergency medical issues, and other urgent circumstances, such special programs include:

  • Refugee and Asylum programs
  • T & U Visas (Victims of Human Trafficking and other crimes)
  • TPS (Temporary Protected Status)
  • Deferred Enforced Departure
  • DACA (Consideration of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals)
  • Special Immigrant Juveniles
  • FGM/C (Female Genital Mutilation or Cutting) 

For more information about any of the above-mentioned categories or programs, please do not hesitate to call our office and we will evaluate your particular situation to determinate what category or program you may qualify for depending on your current situation.