The "T visa" protects immigrants who are trafficking victims by making it safer for them to report the crime. A trafficking victim is someone who was tricked or forced to work like a slave or as a sex worker. Qualified applicants can get a work permit and stay in the U.S. for 4 years (after 3 years, they can apply for permanent residency).
T Visa Eligibility and Filing Process
By: United States Citizenship and Immigration Services
An overview of T visa eligibility requirements and the filing process.
T Visas: What They Are and How They Can Help Your Clients
By: Immigrant Legal Resource Center
An overview of an immigration protection for victims of human trafficking.
T Visa Clearinghouse
An online clearinghouse that includes statutes, legislation, memos, articles and practice advisories on T visas.
Human Trafficking Legal Resource Center
By: ABA & Polaris Project
Resources and information for pro bono attorneys working with survivors of human trafficking.
For additional resources on T Visas, join the Immigration Advocates Network's Pro Bono Resource Center (membership is free, but requires registration and approval).
*The resources above are provided for informational purposes only; they do not constitute legal advice.