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August 24, 2011

FAQ: ¿Puedo aplicar para la Visa U si tengo cargos anteriores?

Sí, se puede. Uno de los primeros casos que nuestra oficina tuvo fue el caso de una víctima por ataque de disparos a su carro. Dos ocupantes del carro fueron asesinados. Nuestro cliente recibió heridas menores, pero el daño emocional y mental fue severo. Este cliente sería inadmisible a los Estado Unidos bajo regulaciones para otros tipos de visa por su record de infracciones de conducción, incluyendo un DUI, y un cargo de delito de allanamiento. Sin embargo, las regulaciones para la Visa U dicen que cualquier inmigrante víctima de un crimen, calificado por las regulaciones, puede aplicar para la Visa U. Este cliente en particular tuvo éxito en obtener la Visa U, y subsiguientemente su vida mejoró mucho. Como testigo al asesinato de sus amigos y víctima de una experiencia de vida o muerte, él pensó en los crímenes de su pasado y decidió hacer un cambio en su vida. La Visa U y Autorización de Empleo que él recibió le permitió hacer este cambio, y hoy, tiene trabajo bueno, una esposa y un bebe precioso.

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FAQ: Can I apply for a U visa if I have had previous charges against me?

Yes, you can. One of our office’s very first cases involved a client who was the victim of a car shooting, in which two occupants of the car were killed. He received minor injuries, but the emotional and mental pain he suffered was severe. The client would have been inadmissible to the United States under other visa regulations because he had a history of misdemeanor driving offenses, including a DUI, and one count of felonious trespassing. However, the U Visa regulations stipulate that any immigrant victim of a qualifying crime may apply for U nonimmigrant status. This particular client succeeded in obtaining a U Visa, and subsequently his life improved tremendously. Witnessing his friends’ murders and being the victim in a near-death experience made him consider the crimes he had committed in the past and actively change for the better. The U Visa and accompanying Employment Authorization he received allowed him to make this change, and now he has a good job, a wife, and a beautiful baby.

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August 19, 2011

Sheriff Hall; just let it go

Sometimes you have to look in the mirror and see who you are;

"CityProperties

Jury awards $200K in Villegas trial; plaintiff had sought $1.2M
Thursday, August 18, 2011 at 11:40am
By James Nix
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After less than an hour of deliberation Thursday, seven jury members in the Juana Villegas trial awarded the woman $200,000 in compensation — $1 million short of what she sought.

A federal judge ruled in April that Villegas' rights were violated when Davidson County Sheriff’s deputies shackled her before and after childbirth.

Following the jury's decision, Sheriff Daron Hall said the amount awarded, “whether it was a dollar or a million dollars” mattered little because his office and Metro had already decided to appeal an April judgment by U.S. District Judge William J. Haynes Jr. that led to Thursday’s outcome...".

http://nashvillecitypaper.com/content/city-news/jury-awards-200k-villegas-trial-plaintiff-had-sought-12m

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