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Visas for Victims of Human Trafficking

The United States immigration law provides the Victims of Trafficking in Persons (T) visa as a relief to victims of human trafficking. Essentially slavery is a form of human trafficking and is one of the most despicable criminal activities that take place in the United States. This type of visa helps victims find relief from those activities and allow temporary status in the U.S. for up to 4 years if they assist law enforcement in an investigation.

If you or someone you know was a victim of human trafficking and are scared about how the government will treat them, do not worry. The T Visa was created to provide victims of human trafficking with temporary residence in the United States, allowing them the time they need to recover from their ordeal and figure out what to do next. This visa even allows for holders to find lawful employment.

Applying for a T Visa can be confusing. Schedule a free consultation with our immigration attorneys in Los Angeles and the Bay Area to discuss your situation. We can serve as your guides through the process.

Eligibility for T Visas

There are some criteria you will need to meet in order to be eligible for the T Visa. First, you will need to have been in the U.S., American Samoa, Commonwealth of the Northern Marian Islands, or a port of entry as a result of trafficking. You will also need to show that removal from the United States would cause difficulty for you. Thankfully, courts are very sympathetic to the plights of victims of human trafficking and do not usually press this question too hard.

If you are over 18 and not suffering severe physical or psychological trauma, you will also be required to comply with any reasonable request from law enforcement that will assist in the prosecution of the people responsible for your human trafficking.

Benefits for T Visa Holders

Human trafficking is a serious crime that the government takes very seriously. As a result, there are several benefits available to T Visa holders that are more difficult to receive through traditional immigration:

  • 4 years of lawful immigration status and employment authorization
  • Opportunities for lawful permanent residence
  • Refugee benefits, including financial assistance, job training, and food stamps
  • There is a 5000 annual cap on T Visas, which has not yet been met
  • T Visa applicants are eligible for California benefits as soon as they begin their application

Contact Our Firm Today

At the Law Firm of Anish Vashistha, APLC, we treat our clients with the respect and compassion they deserve. Our attorneys in Los Angeles and the Bay Area focus exclusively on immigration law. We can help you take full advantage of all the benefits available from a T Visa.

For more information, call (877) 227-9714 and arrange your free initial in-person consultation.

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