Humanitarian Immigration

Virginia Immigration Lawyer Advocating on Your Behalf

There are many immigrants who turn to the United States as a safe haven where they can escape from all types of persecution that they suffer within their own countries. This includes religious persecution, racial persecution, political persecution, persecution based on nationality, gender-related persecution and more.

The United States has historically provided protection for many of these immigrants through humanitarian immigration. There are also many other reasons that the U.S. chooses to extend protect to individuals from other countries, such as when they are the victims of abuse by U.S. citizens or when they are undergoing situations of extreme hardship. Further explanation on the various humanitarian immigration categories are listed further below.

Those who seek protection through humanitarian immigration are usually individuals whose safety will be at great risk if their petitions are not granted. This shows why it is so important for humanitarian immigration petitions to be handled as swiftly and efficiently as possible. At Fayad Law, P.C., our Virginia immigration attorneys are available to assist you with every aspect of your humanitarian immigration matter so that you can improve your chances of success. Our firm assists clients in many other countries outside the U.S.

When can I seek relief through humanitarian immigration?

Here is a list of some of the different types of humanitarian immigration that exist in the United States, as listed by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS):

  • Protection for refugees/asylum seekers—protects individuals who are subject to persecution in their own countries
  • Protection for victims of human trafficking and of other select crimes
  • Protection for battered spouses, children and parents of U.S. citizens (and sometimes of permanent residents)
  • Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals—temporary deportation relief for certain immigrants who were brought into the country at a young age
  • Protection in special situations—short-term relief for immigrants in extreme situations, such as those affected by natural disasters or those who need to enter/stay in the U.S. for emergency medical reasons
  • Temporary Protected Status (TPS) —temporary permission for immigrants already in the U.S. to remain here longer due to dangerous conditions (such as ongoing armed conflict from civil war) in the immigrant's home country
  • Deferred Enforced Departure—permission granted by the President of the United States to delay the removal of a foreign national

With more than 20 years of combined legal experience behind us, our immigration lawyers serve as excellent legal advocates for the immigrants who work with us. Schedule an initial consultation so we can learn more about your situation and help you get an action plan established. We advise you to contact us as soon as possible so that you do not lose your window of opportunity to get the protection you need! We have multiple office locations.