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The J-1 Visa: Cultural Exchange or Mechanism for Trafficking?

There are about one-and-a-half million undocumented immigrants living in New York City. Many of them come here legally and overstay their visas. One of these visas? The J-1. It’s intended to be a “cultural exchange” visa — almost like a study abroad program. As Hannah Critchfield reports, migrant advocates say the J-1 is being abused.


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