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After tragedy in El Paso, a special visa could be available to some survivors

The special permit, referred to as a U visa, was created by Congress specifically for victims of certain crimes who could help with criminal investigations. But petitioners must follow a lengthy, bureaucratic process to apply.

People place flowers at the site of a mass shooting where 20 people lost their lives at a Walmart in El Paso, on August 4, 2019.

The beginning of a long process

U visa backlog

Thinking about the future

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