10,000 Immigrants Aiding Law Enforcement
Sep 4, 2012 by
In these times when many states are seeking to further restrict and criminalize the daily lives of undocumented immigrants, it is important to recognize that undocumented immigrants are far more likely to be victims of crime than perpetrators. Some immigrants are specifically targeted as an easily exploited workforce subjected to slavery or peonage. Others fall victim to domestic abuse or street violence, afraid to report crimes or seek safety for fear of exposing themselves to deportation. The U-visa grants special status to certain crime victims so that they can come forward and participate in investigations ans prosecutions of dangerous criminals.
While this is in fact a form of relief for the v...