Nataly Alcantara

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Nataly Alcantara awoke to two shadows standing in her bedroom. Her husband and their toddler son lay next to her, with their 3-month-old daughter nestled in a crib beside the bed. One of the shadows, Alcantara realized, held a knife.

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Nataly Alcantara wanted to apply for a U visa — designed to protect immigrant victims and help police solve crimes — after she and her family were robbed at their Miami home in 2014. But Miami police denied the certification required to apply for the visa. 

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