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State Department Final Rule: New T-6 Visa Category

Nov 20, 2013

"Section 1221 of the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013 (Pub. L. 113–4) amended Section 101(a)(15)(T)(ii)(III) of the Immigration and Nationality Act by adding a derivative ‘‘T’’ visa class. The T–6 visa would be available to eligible adult and minor children of a derivative beneficiary of a T–1 principal alien whom the Secretary of Homeland Security, in consultation with the law enforcement officer investigating a severe form of trafficking, determines faces a present danger of retaliation as a result of the alien’s escape from trafficking or cooperation with law enforcement to accompany or follow to join the principal alien. This rule amends 22 CFR 41.12 to include the T– 6 visa classification in the chart of nonimmigrant visa classification symbols." - To access Lexis Nexis Newsroom, click here.

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