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January is National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month

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Human traffickers lure victims with false promises of employment and a better life, only to exploit them through forced labor. In many cases, victims are trapped in a form of modern-day slavery through threats of violence and other forms of abuse and intimidation.

At USCIS, we are fighting human trafficking and other crimes by offering victims immigration relief. This relief allows them to stay in the United States to assist law enforcement authorities in the investigation and prosecution of human trafficking cases. We offer the T Nonimmigrant Status (T Visa) for victims of severe human trafficking, and U Nonimmigrant Status (U Visa) for victims of certain crimes who have suffered mental or physical abuse.


Our “Resources for Victims of Human Trafficking & Other Crimes” webpage provides valuable links and information for victims, those wishing to assist victims, and law enforcement.

We also offer training on the forms of relief offered to victims of human trafficking, domestic violence and other crimes. For information on training or to register, please email T-UVAWATraining@dhs.gov.

For more information on what you can do to fight human trafficking, please call the National Human Trafficking Resource Center at 888-373-7888.

You can also learn more through the Department of Homeland Security's Blue Campaign.