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1203 Paterson Plank Rd
Secaucus, NJ 07094

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T & U Visas

It is the policy of the Secaucus Police Department to deal with the immigrant community in compliance with New Jersey Attorney General Directive 2018-6. Victims of qualifying crimes of criminal activity or human trafficking may be able eligible for a U Visa or T Visa. See below for definitions of both visas.

Victims of Criminal Activity: U Nonimmigrant Status

The U nonimmigrant status (U visa) is set aside for victims of certain crimes who have suffered mental or physical abuse and are helpful to law enforcement or government officials in the investigation or prosecution of criminal activity. Congress created the U nonimmigrant visa with the passage of the Victims of Trafficking and Violence Protection Act (including the Battered Immigrant Women’s Protection Act) in October 2000. The legislation was intended to strengthen the ability of law enforcement agencies to investigate and prosecute cases of domestic violence, sexual assault, trafficking of aliens and other crimes, while also protecting victims of crimes who have suffered substantial mental or physical abuse due to the crime and are willing to help law enforcement authorities in the investigation or prosecution of the criminal activity. The legislation also helps law enforcement agencies to better serve victims of crimes. 

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Aliens or their representatives seeking certification for a U visa or T Visa will be referred to the Detective Division Commander. The Detective Division Commander will cause an inquiry into the matter to determine if the alien has been:

  1. A victim of a qualifying crime under the jurisdiction of this department;
  2. Has specific knowledge and details of crime; and
  3. Has been, is being, or is likely to be helpful to law enforcement in the detection, investigation, or prosecution of the qualifying crime

Aliens or their representatives seeking certification for crimes occurring outside the jurisdiction of Secaucus will be referred to the local jurisdiction or the county prosecutor’s office in which the crime occurred.

Upon determining that the alien has satisfied the above requirements, an assigned detective will execute Form I-918, Supplement B, U Nonimmigrant Status Certification or Form I-914, Supplement B, Declaration of Law Enforcement Officer for Victim of Trafficking in Persons

The Chief of Police or his/her designee may withdraw or disavow a Form I-918B or Form I-914B at any time if a victim stops cooperating.