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Medaria Arrandondo: Crime Victims

medaria arrandondo: Police Chief Medaria Arrandondo says it allows the crime to be documented, but hits the pause button on any possible deportation, according to Metro News. Officials say it creates a formalized process and timeline to a U visa, which can take nine months to obtain. The ordinance passed by the City Council Wednesday would give immigrants protection from deportation if they help prosecute the crime. The U visa is set aside for crime victims who are willing to assist law enforcement. Gloria Velazquez, from the Minnesota Immigrant Rights Action Committee, tells KSTP-TV the ordinance will allow crime victims to come out of the shadows and seek from KSTP-TV, http //www.kstp ( As reported in the news.