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T visa

The "T visa" protects immigrants who are trafficking victims by making it safer for them to report the crime. A trafficking victim is someone who was tricked or forced to work like a slave or as a sex worker. Qualified applicants can get a work permit and stay in the U.S. for 4 years. They may be able to help other family members get a T visa, too.

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Temporary

For a limited time, not intended to last forever.

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Temporary Protected Status (TPS)

A program for people from certain countries with very serious problems, like war or natural disasters. People with TPS can get a work permit and can stay in the U.S. temporarily. TPS is not a path to a green card or citizenship.

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Terrorism

Using violence or the threat of violence to achieve political goals.

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Threaten

To say or do something that scares another person.

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Torture

To cause severe physical or mental pain or suffering. It is usually done to force someone to say or do something they do not want to.