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Fear of deportation stops immigrants from reporting crimes

"Fear of deportation stops many immigrants who are victims of crimes or trafficking from reporting to authorities what happened. Trafficking survivors, in particular, are so wary of coming forward that the pool of 5,000 special T visas available to them each year go largely unassigned. Just...

Some DACA Applicants Find Unexpected Relief in Special Visas

"During these consultations, many have learned that they are eligible for other, more permanent, forms of immigration relief, like special visas for crime victims. More than a dozen immigration lawyers around the country — from private practice, advocacy organizations and university law clinics...

News Excerpts From the Dec. 15, 2014, Bender’s Immigration Bulletin

Administration Takes Executive Action on Immigration | On November 20, 2014, Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson issued a series of memoranda as part of a much-anticipated “executive action” to remedy problems in the nation’s immigration system. A memorandum entitled...