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U visa

The "U visa" protects immigrants who are crime victims by making it safer for them to report a crime or help law enforcement. A person who is the victim of domestic violence or trafficking, but who doesn't qualify for VAWA or a T visa, can sometimes qualify for a U visa. Qualified applicants can get a work permit and stay in the U.S. They may be able to help other family members get a U visa, too.

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Undocumented

Someone who is in the U.S. without permission, such as no visa or an expired visa.

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USCIS

USCIS is short for the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. It is the office that processes immigration applications and visas.