Los Angeles Times: A Race Between Protection and Deportation

“Roughly 50 applicants for U-visas are being held in immigration detention centers around the country, racing the clock to get their visas granted before they are deported. Hundreds more who are not in detention are involved in removal proceedings in Immigration Courts. Immigration attorneys said detention and the threat of deportation undermine the law that Congress passed in 2000 creating the U-visas, which are designed to bolster law enforcement’s ability to investigate and prosecute certain crimes while offering protection to undocumented victims and their families…”

(Complete article available here: A Race between protection and deportation)

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