As of yesterday, immigrant crime victims in Virginia seeking certifications from law enforcement agencies for the possibility of a U or a T visa now have more rights! This is thanks in part to the work of our attorney, Cindy Larios, who helped draft and advocate for this new law that requires law enforcement to respond to victims and their advocates in a timely fashion and also holds them accountable when they unreasonably decline to sign the requests from eligible qualifying victims. To help local advocates understand the changes in the law, Murray Osorio teamed up with Legal Aid Justice Center and Ayuda to write this attached practice advisory.
Learn more on this update here.
If you previously requested a U or T visa certification from law enforcement that was denied and have questions about how this new law can benefit you, call us at (703) 352-2399 to speak to our attorneys.