US agency says annual cap on visas granted to crime victims reached after only 2½ months

  • Article by: CHRISTOPHER SHERMAN , Associated Press
  • Updated: December 13, 2013 - 4:50 PM

McALLEN, Texas — The federal government has already reached its cap on special visas for crime victims, just a few months into the fiscal year, the fastest the limit has been reached since the U.S. government started issuing them in 2008, according to U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.

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jd55604Dec. 13, 13 7:06 PM

Why should someone's status as a crime victim determine whether or not they should be allowed to live in the U.S.? The only thing important to me is whether or not they are a dangerous criminal, what their skill set is and if they can work and contribute to society.

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