In addition to asylum, certain individuals in Oklahoma and throughout the United States are also eligible for other forms of humanitarian relief.
Victims of domestic violence may be eligible to “self-petition” for permanent residence under the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA).
Survivors of other types of crimes committed in the United States may be eligible for a U visa, which can eventually lead to permanent residence. Finally, T visas are available for individuals who are victims of human trafficking.
An Oklahoma Humanitarian Relief Lawyer Who Cares
Lorena Rivas is the 2018 recipient of the distinguished Fern Holland Award and is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) and Hispanic National Bar Association (HNBA). She is well versed and experienced in all facets of immigration law.
In addition to Oklahoma humanitarian relief, Rivas’ practice areas include:
- Business Immigration
- Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals
- Deportation/Removal Defense
- Family Immigration
- Fiancé Visa
- Immigration Consequences of Criminal Activity
- Special Immigrant Juvenile Status
While in law school at the University of Tulsa College of Law, Rivas not only graduated with honors but also actively participated in the Immigrant Rights Legal Clinic.
She demonstrated her prowess in immigration law early when she successfully prevented a Haitian national from being returned to Haiti, in terrible conditions due to the recent earthquake and hurricane.
Rivas also helped a mother and her two children remain in the United States after being victims of domestic and sexual abuse in Mexico.
Experience the Fry & Elder Difference
Fry & Elder is not just one of the most decorated firms in Oklahoma, but in the United States. Fry & Elder has been named to the U.S. News & World Report’s exclusive list of Best Law Firms from 2014-2019.
The name Fry & Elder has long been synonymous with Tulsa family law, and Robert G “Hap” Fry Jr., has distinguished himself as one of the best Tulsa divorce lawyers. He was recently honored as the Lawyer of the Year for Family Law in Tulsa for 2016 by Best Lawyers® and has been selected as an Oklahoma Super Lawyer® every year since 2007.
Whether you have questions about Oklahoma humanitarian relief practices or any other realm immigration law, we encourage you to contact Fry & Elder today to set up a consultation with an experienced and proven Tulsa immigration lawyer.