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Can an immigrant who has been a victim of crime get a green card?

Miami, FL immigration attorney Ruth Jean explains whether or not an immigrant who has been a victim of crime can get a green card.

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yes
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uh an immigrant who’s been a victim of
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crime can’t get a green card
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it’s kind of the notion what was done to
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harm you
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is now helping you so i recall a client
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who
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was a victim of robbery and
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she was an immigrant she lived here you
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just and she
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cooperated with the police and at that
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time she had no idea
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that this robbery was going to help her
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get a green card but what it did was
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allow her to cooperate
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with the police and then get a
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certification that would then lead to
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what’s called a u
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visa which is a little different from
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the violence against women’s act
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and with the u visa she was able
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to then petition for herself to get a
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green card as well

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