Victims of Crimes
The International Violence Against Women Act (I-VAWA)
International Violence Against Women Act, also known as I-VAWA, makes ending violence against women and girls a top diplomatic and foreign assistance priority by codifying, implementing and giving Congressional oversight to preventing and responding to gender-based violence.
Trafficking Victims Protection Act (TVPA)
In 2013, President Obama signed the reauthorization of the Trafficking Victims Protection Act (TVPA), restoring an important tool in combating human trafficking. This reauthorization is an amendment to the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act (VAWA), which strengthens protections for women threatened by domestic violence.
Congress created the U nonimmigrant visa in 2000 when it passed the Victims of Trafficking and Violence Protection Act. Its purpose was to encourage immigrants to report crimes to law enforcement and also to afford protection for those willing to cooperate.
Visit our Workplace U Visa Resources page to
National Employment Law Project
This comprehensive, 200-page manual includes in its appendices the USDOL and state U visa certification protocols. (May, 2014)
For more recent developments, including the revised U Visa protocol issued by California Department of Fair Employment and Housing (CA DFEH) and the US Department of Labor's 2015 changes to U Visa and T Visa protocols, visit UVisa.html