California Bill aims at helping Immigrant victims to apply for U Visas

September 25, 2015
Lower house in legislature of California has passed a bill that aimed at helping the undocumented immigrants who became the victims of crimes which were violent, and those who have applied for the U visas are allowed to stay temporarily in the US.

Toni Atkins, Assembly speaker and pro Tempore Kevin de León, Senate President jointly introduced the legislation. They also attempted to normalize the treatment of immigrants by the police all over the state, which frequently required cooperation of a victim so that they become eligible for the visa of nonimmigrant.

The New California Bill is aiming to help immigrant victims to apply for U visas

Due to the victim’s fear of deportation and police, the criminal goes free every time. As per De Leon’s Statement.

But it has discovered that there are huge geographic inequalities in enforcing the law for this visa. It doesn’t matter at which place you turn out to be the domestic violence victim in qualifying for the U visa. Argued Atkins.

27 Republicans in the Assembly supported the act called “Act for Immigrant Victims of Crime Equity” with 51 Democrats. 

And as per San Diego County Sheriff, his department is working with all the crime victims and also honors the provisions of the program for U visa. He calls the bills as a good piece legislation and also predicted that will gain the approval from the Democratic governor.

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