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.
Battered spouse or child (VAWA)
Person born to a foreign diplomat in the United States
V nonimmigrant or a widow(er) of a U.S. Citizen
II.Special Immigrants Special immigrants are individuals who qualify to obtain either a permanent residency or temporary protection under a special program if the applicant meets the requirements for the program or protection sought. Such special programs include:
Panama canal company or canal zone government employees
International organization employees or family members
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.
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. We will evaluate your particular situation to apply for the category or program you may qualify and best fits your current situation.