In accordance with ATTORNEY GENERAL LAW ENFORCEMENT DIRECTIVE NO. 2018-6 Strengthening Trust Between Law Enforcement and Immigrant Communities each police department shall post information about its procedures for U and T Visas on its website.
- U and T Visas can be obtained to stabilize a victim with a lack of legal immigration status in the United States.
- U Visa can be applied for if the person is victim of a qualifying criminal activity; and was, is, or is likely to be, helpful in the investigation or prosecution of that activity.
- T Visa can be applied for if a persona has been a victim of a severe form of trafficking in persons; and has complied with requests for assistance in an investigation or prosecution of the crime of trafficking.
- Information on applying for U and T Visa’s can be found at https://www.uscis.gov/humanitarian/victims-human-trafficking-other-crimes/victims-criminal-activity-u-nonimmigrant-status/victims-criminal-activity-u-nonimmigrant-status
- When the Town of Clinton Police receives a request for a U or T Visa, the Investigations Division Commander will assist the individual in completing the required documents and certify the application if the individual meets the criteria.
- All requests will be processed within 120 days.