Humanitarian Visas

Humanitarian Visas Attorneys

Full Service Immigration Law Firm Serving Clients Nationwide 

Murray Osorio PLLC assists clients with various immigration issues, including applications for humanitarian visas in the United States. There are three primary ways to apply for permanent residency in the country, which include through a family member, through an employment opportunity, or due to recognized humanitarian need. Victims of serious crimes, domestic violence, or human trafficking may be eligible for relief regardless of how they came to the country or their current immigration status.

Special Immigrant Juvenile Status

Children who have experienced neglect, abuse, or abandonment by one or both parents can apply for Special Immigrant Juvenile Status (SIJS) and eventually, permanent residency.

Violence Against Women Act (VAWA)

Survivors of domestic violence can seek protection under the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA). VAWA protections are available to individuals of any gender who have been physically or mentally abused by their U.S. citizen or Legal Permanent Resident spouse. It is also possible to file for the green card application with the VAWA petition simultaneously.


Victims of violent crimes, such as domestic violence, armed robbery, or serious assault, may seek protection through a U-Visa in the United States. While the application is pending, victims may receive work authorization. Once granted, individuals are given work authorization and temporary status for four years. After spending three years in the United States on the U-Visa, victims and their eligible family members may apply for legal permanent residency. Our knowledgeable team is experienced in handling these delicate cases and can help you understand your rights and options.

Trafficking & T-Visas

Victims of sex or labor trafficking and their families can apply for T-Visas. Immigrants with T-Visas may obtain work authorization and temporary status, including eligible family members and will be eligible to apply for permanent residency.  This application can be filed by someone affirmatively to gain lawful status in the US or defensively to stop deportation proceedings.

Humanitarian Asylum

Individuals or families who seek refuge from persecution in their home country can apply for humanitarian asylum if they have a reasonable fear of returning. Humanitarian asylum applications are not based on a future fear of persecution related to race, religion, nationality, political opinion, or a protected social group. Severe past persecution and events such as civil war, extreme economic hardship, FGM, and natural disasters can make individuals eligible for humanitarian asylum. Asylum laws are constantly changing, and an experienced attorney is needed to navigate the complexities of the process.

To schedule a case consultation with Murray Osorio PLLC, call 800-929-7142 or contact us online today.