We advocate for human rights and feel an obligation to support victims of crime. Under the
Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) of 1984, the U.S. government provides support to victims of
qualifying crimes* and allows them to remain in the United States for up to four years to
investigate or prosecute crime perpetrators. The U nonimmigrant visa is set aside for victims
who have suffered substantial mental or physical abuse as a consequence of the crime.