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August 2015

The U-Visa, Part Two: Who are “Victims”?

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The U-Visa, Part Two: Who are “Victims”?   Are you a “victim of crime” who can apply for a U-Visa? To be a victim, do you have to be the person against whom the crime was directly committed? Or can other people involved in the crime apply? The answer is that there are TWO types of people who qualify as victims of crime for the U-Visa.   #1: The DIRECT VICTIM. This is the person at which the crime was specifically directed and the person who suffered direct physical or mental harm. For example, a person who is assaulted, robbed,…

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