T Visas are available to those who have been victims of human trafficking. Human trafficking is a form of modern-day slavery in which traffickers lure individuals with false promises of employment and a better life. If you were forced to do anything you did not want to do while crossing the border, or if the person who helped you come to the United States forced or tricked you into doing work in the United States that you did not want or expect to do, you may be eligible for a T visa. The T visa allows victims to remain in the United States to assist in an investigation or prosecution of human trafficking, allows recipients to apply for permanent residency, and enables victims to include some family members in their applications.
You may be eligible for a T visa if you:
- Are or were a victim of trafficking
- Are in the United States or at a port of entry due to trafficking
- Comply with any reasonable request from a law enforcement agency for assistance in the investigation or prosecution of human trafficking (or you are under the age of 18, or you are unable to cooperate due to physical or psychological trauma)
- Demonstrate that you would suffer extreme hardship involving unusual and severe harm if you were removed from the United States
For more information, please schedule a general consultation with one of our attorneys or accredited representatives.