Published Date:  

2013-02-04 05:00

Public Description:  

H.R. 463 would improve the U-Visa program through various adjustments to the existing system. First, the program is limited so that only spouses and children of U-Visa holders may accompany to join the recipient of the U-Visa. In order to prevent abuse of the system, the list of crimes that create U-Visa eligibility is limited to actual completed crimes. In other words, attempt, conspiracy, and solicitation to commit one of the crimes listed have been removed. U-Visas are limited to the shorter of a 3-year period or the period of limitations for the specific crime, but the duration is extendable in certain circumstances. Most significantly, U-Visa holders may no longer adjust to legal permanent resident status.

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Bill Number:  

H.R. 463