Q: If I was a witness in a violence case can I can a U visa ?
Hopefully, you were a witness for the prosecution.
To be eligible for a Green Card based on U-1 nonimmigrant status, you must meet the following requirements:
You properly file Form I-485, Application to Register Permanent Residence or Adjust Status;
You were lawfully admitted in U-1 nonimmigrant status;
You are in U-1 nonimmigrant status at the time you file your Form I-485;
You have been physically present in the United States for a continuous period of at least three years since you were admitted as a U-1 nonimmigrant. You must have at least three years of continuous presence at the time you file your Form I-485 and must continue to be physically present through the date that USCIS makes a decision on your adjustment application;
You have not unreasonably refused to provide assistance in the investigation or prosecution of the qualifying criminal activity, starting from when you were first admitted as a U-1 nonimmigrant through the date that USCIS makes a decision on your application;
You are not inadmissible under INA section 212(a)(3)(E);
Your presence in the United States is justified on humanitarian grounds, to ensure family unity, or is in the public interest; and
You merit a favorable exercise of discretion
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