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.

Year

2020

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)

Sponsors

S. Gonzales-Gutierrez

Bill number

HB20-1088

Position

Support