Chicago Police Denied Scores of Undocumented Crime Victimes a Path to Citizenship
[quote] Leslye Orloff, an expert in U visas and director of the National Immigrant Women’s Advocacy Project at American University, reviewed the denials for Injustice Watch and found that many of those decisions ran contrary to federal certification guidelines.
Orloff, who helped write the law that created the U visa and trains police departments nationwide on its implementation, concluded that the sergeants “don’t understand the law” — and called into question CPD’s monitoring of their work. “The fact that (the denials) are going out the door means that their supervising structure isn’t checking to see if they’re getting it right,” she said.
Orloff, Leslye and Bellesteros, Carlos, "Chicago Police Denied Scores of Undocumented Crime Victimes a Path to Citizenship" (2022). Popular Media. 493.