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Special Immigrant Attorney in Phoenix, Arizona

What is a Special Immigrant?

A Special Immigrant is defined as one of the following:

  • Religious worker;

  • Panama Canal company employee, Canal Zone government employee, or U.S. government in the Canal Zone employee;

  • Physician licensed and practicing medicine in a U.S. State as of January 9, 1978;

  • International organization or NATO-6 employee or family member;

  • Juvenile who needs the protection of a juvenile court because they have been abused, neglected or abandoned by a parent;

  • U.S. armed forces member;

  • Afghan or Iraqi national who worked for or on behalf of the U.S. government as a translator;

  • Iraqi national who worked for or on behalf of the U.S government in Iraq or

  • An Afghan national who worked for or on behalf of the U.S. government or the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) in Afghanistan; or

  • Broadcasters for the United States Agency for Global Media (USAGM) or for a USAGM grantee.

There are others who may be eligible to adjust through the Special Immigrant forms depending on the situation. The I-360, Petition for Amerasian, Widow(er), or Special Immigrant all can use the same petition.

  • An Amerasian (born after December 31, 1950, and before October 23, 1982);

  • The widow(er) of a U.S. citizen;

  • A VAWA self-petitioning spouse of an abusive U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident;

  • A VAWA self-petitioning child of an abusive U.S. citizen son or daughter who is 21 years old or older; or

  • A special immigrant as defined above