By Coral Lu and Sean Froelich
There are multiple ways for undocumented immigrants to become legal citizens in the United States, but sometimes the path is dangerous. For those who have been victimized in America, there is a “shortcut” to citizenship. By helping the authorities investigate and solve crimes, immigrants like Miguel Hernandez can apply for a U Visa which means legal status.
After the approval, they may apply for the U.S. citizenship, but it can take years.