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Understanding USCIS humanitarian programs

Many people in other countries look to the words on the Statue of Liberty and identify with the description of homelessness or other pressing difficulties. Those who are seeking to move to Miami, Florida, and elsewhere in the United States may feel desperate to escape from troubled situations in their home countries. The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services is a federal agency that has set up a number of humanitarian programs to provide respite for these people.

According to USA Today, people who qualify for a humanitarian visa typically do not qualify for another type of visa program but are in urgent need of safety. Consequently, an acceptance or denial reply to a humanitarian visa application is often issued much more quickly than other requests. An applicant may only have to wait three or four months to receive a response. A negative decision cannot be appealed, but a person may re-apply if the situation changes and it is relevant to the case.

The USCIS explains that victims of violence are often eligible for humanitarian parole programs. For example, there are options for people who are battered spouses, children or parents. A program is also available for abused or abandoned immigrant children in the United States. People who have been the victims of human trafficking or harm from other crimes may be able to stay in the United States legally if they are willing to participate in the apprehension of the perpetrators. All humanitarian visas are examined on a case-by-case basis, so it is important for an applicant to include all relevant information to ensure a fair decision.

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