In December 2022, an Ohio ICE deportation officer of fourteen years, Andrew Golobic, was charged with assaulting as many as six foreign born women under his care as an ICE officer.
In August 2023, Mr. Golobic’s bond was denied, and in September 2023, one of his alleged victims sued him in court.
Have your or a family member, while your case was being handled by Cincinnati ICE, been propositioned or threatened by this or any officer? These crimes are horrible and should never happen. However, if anything like this happened to you at anytime, by any government officer, you should contact your attorney right away.
Even if you or your family member have since been deported, you be eligible for a victim’s nonimmigrant visa, including the U visa (victims of criminal activity) or the T visa (victims of human trafficking).
“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.”
“T nonimmigrant status is a temporary immigration benefit that enables certain victims of a severe form of trafficking in persons) to remain in the United States for an initial period of up to 4 years if they have complied with any reasonable request for assistance from law enforcement in the detection, investigation, or prosecution of human trafficking or qualify for an exemption or exception.”
Criminal activities that may qualify you for a crime victim visa include: abduction, blackmail, domestic violence, extortion, false imprisonment, female genital mutilation, felonious assault, hostage, incest, involuntary servitude, kidnapping, manslaughter, murder, obstruction of justice, prostitution, rape, sexual assault, sexual exploitation, slave trade, stalking, torture, trafficking, witness tampering, and unlawful criminal restraint.
Victim’s visa recipients may also qualify for an employment authorization document (EAD), and possibly even a Green Card.
If anything like this happened to you at anytime, by any government officer, you should contact your attorney right away.