Valeria Fernandez

Valeria Fernandez

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Global Politics

For a young, undocumented immigrant, a new program lets her live in the US and even visit her deported family

Renata Teodoro was brought to the US as a toddler. Many years later, her family decided to return to their native Brazil after some of them faced deportation. But Renata stayed and now benefits from a program that protects some young immigrants from deportation. It even gave her the freedom to travel to Brazil to see her family again.

Global Politics

Immigrants in Arizona face resistance to getting visas after being victims of crimes

A federal government program was introduced in 2000 to provide special visas for undocumented immigrants who are victims of crimes. But in order to receive the visa, immigrants need to be certified as having been victims of crimes and been cooperative with authorities. And in Maricopa County, that's become increasingly difficult.