What would HB 298 Victim Guidelines for Prosecutors do?
Because there is no established procedure or protocol for law enforcement agencies tasked with certifying the application, each department is left to establish its own process. Many departments, especially those that rarely receive applications, do not have a system in place for reviewing U visas and simply handle them on a case-by-case basis. HB 298 creates uniform guidelines for prosecutors and other entities regarding proper protocol related to immigration status forms of a crime victim when receiving the assistance of the crime victim.
HB 298 will get a final vote in the Senate SOON. Ask your state senator to vote YES on HB 298 NOW!