USCIS: 10,000 U Visas Approved for 6th Straight Fiscal Year

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) reports that the agency has approved the statutory maximum of 10,000 petitions for U-1 nonimmigrant status (U visas) for fiscal year 2015, marking the sixth straight year that USCIS has reached the statutory maximum since it began issuing U visas in 2008. Each year, 10,000 U visas are available for victims of certain qualifying crimes who have suffered substantial mental or physical abuse and are willing to help law enforcement authorities investigate or prosecute those crimes. Although USCIS has reached the statutory cap of 10,000 U visas, it will continue to review pending petitions for eligibility.

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