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Local Immigrant Granted Visa To Stay In U.S.

An immigrant mother living in a northwest Columbus church is being allowed to remain in the United States legally.  

Attorneys for the woman whose identity has not been revealed for her protection announced yesterday she is being granted a U visa, which is given to crime victims.  The woman and mother of three, whom her supporters call "Angelica",  had been living at the North United Church of Christ for the past three months to avoid deportation.  Members of the church's congregation held a celebration last night.

Jim has been with WCBE since 1996. Before that he worked as a reporter at another Columbus radio station, and for three newspapers in Southwest Florida.
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