McBean Immigration Law

District Attorney Certification Opens Pathway for Client’s U Visa

The District Attorney’s office (Chattanooga, TN) granted the certification of our client’s I-918 Supplement B.

This brings newfound hope for our client to get legal status as a victim of a horrifying aggravated assault.

Our client had a consultation with us in September 2022 and retained us to prepare and file the I-918 Petition for U Nonimmigrant Status.

We determined that the client qualifies for a U visa since she was a victim of a crime.

Our client’s harrowing experience unfolded when she worked at a hotel and became the target of a brutal assault by her intoxicated coworker, a handyman, who repeatedly struck her head with a hammer.

The attack left her bleeding profusely, a serious injury that required hospitalization.

The incident left her physically and emotionally scarred, and the trauma she endured cannot be overstated.  

The firm submitted I-918 Supplement B to the District Attorney’s Office in April 2023.

The District Attorney’s office certified I-918 Supplement B on June 9, 2023, a crucial step in the process of obtaining a U visa for our client.

This certification validates that our client was indeed a victim of a qualifying crime, in this case, felonious assault.

The U visa, a nonimmigrant visa, is designed to protect and aid victims of certain crimes who have suffered substantial physical or mental abuse and are willing to assist law enforcement in the investigation or prosecution of those crimes.

With a U visa, our client will have the opportunity to rebuild her life in the United States, free from the fear of deportation, able to work, and with access to vital resources and services.

By granting certification for the I-918 Supplement B, the District Attorney’s office has demonstrated its commitment to supporting crime victims.

Recognizing the importance of their role in the criminal justice system, this certification affirms the significance of victims’ help and cooperation in investigating these crimes.

It serves as an acknowledgement that victims should not be further victimized by the fear of deportation or lack of legal status.

Let this success story inspire all of us to stand up against injustice and support those who have suffered as victims of criminal acts.

P.S. Every case is different. Past successes do not guarantee similar future outcomes. Consult a licensed immigration lawyer to discuss your unique situation.

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McBean Law, PLLC is a New York, Westchester-based immigration law firm that represents clients in the United States and across the globe.

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