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HB20-1088:U Visa Certification Requirements

Immigrants’ Rights
Bill Number: HB20-1088
Year: 2020
ACLU Position: Support
Sponsors: S. Gonzales-Gutierrez


To be eligible for U nonimmigrant status (U visa) from the federal
government, a requestor must receive a certification form from a
certifying official attesting that the person has been the victim of certain
criminal activity and has been, is being, or is likely to be helpful to the
detection, investigation, or prosecution of the criminal activity. The bill
sets a required time frame for completion or denial of the certification
request and sets forth the factors that may and may not be considered in
the certification process. The bill also prohibits certain disclosures to
immigration authorities and requires law enforcement to provide crime
victims with information about the U visa.

Current Status:

Senate Committee on Judiciary Postpone Indefinitely (05/26/2020)
Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Judiciary (03/06/2020)
House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments (03/03/20)
House Committee on Judiciary Refer Amended to Appropriations (02/06/2020)
Introduced In House - Assigned to Judiciary + Appropriations (01/10/2020)

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