Awareness Highlights Immigration Options for Human Trafficking Victims | Illinois Immigration Attorney
Button 3 Button 1 Button 2 Button 4 Button 5 Button 6
  • Twitter
  • Facebook
630-932-9100
Free Initial Consultation | Se habla español 630-932-9100
Mevorah Law Offices LLC
630-932-9100
DuPage County Attorneys

LOMBARD

900 E. Roosevelt Road, Lombard, IL 60148

Phone: 630-932-9100

BLOOMINGDALE

134 N. Bloomingdale Road, Bloomingdale, IL 60108

Phone: 630-529-4761

CHICAGO

105 W. Madison Street, Suite 2200, Chicago, IL 60602

Phone: 630-932-9100

NAPERVILLE

1730 Park Street, Suite 202, Naperville, IL 60563

Phone: 630-420-1000

Awareness Highlights Immigration Options for Human Trafficking Victims

Posted on in Immigration
  • Font size: Larger Smaller
  • Print

IL immigration attorneyJanuary is National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month. Statistics show that millions of people are victims of trafficking worldwide, many of them females and minors. The topic of human trafficking has been in the news lately, with more emphasis placed on awareness of this crime. Also referred to as “trafficking in persons,” it is akin to modern-day slavery since traffickers entice individuals with fake promises of work and a better life. Immigrants, in particular, can be vulnerable to traffickers because they do not have citizenship status, do not speak English, are unfamiliar with the U.S. legal system, have a lower educational level, and lack employment options. However, the United States government provides certain options regarding immigration for victims of human trafficking, which can also include sex trade and forced labor.

USCIS Protections

The practice of using children or adults against their will and smuggling them into other countries is illegal. Sex trafficking is one of the most common types of human trafficking. Many victims do not report the crime to authorities out of fear of being deported. They may also be afraid their abusers will retaliate, inflicting more pain and suffering on them. The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) can help protect victims of human trafficking and other crimes through different immigration programs. Through the Victims of Trafficking and Violence Protection Act and the Battered Immigrant Women’s Protection Act, specific immigration visas are available on a yearly basis.

T Visa: T nonimmigrant visa status allows victims to stay in the United States if they agree to help law enforcement with investigating or prosecuting their human trafficking case. Depending on the circumstances, immediate family members may also be allowed to remain in the country during the proceedings.

U Visa: Congress created the U nonimmigrant visa in 2000. This legislation was meant to better serve victims and law enforcement agencies in cases of domestic abuse, sexual assault, trafficking of aliens, and other crimes. U nonimmigrant status grants immigration relief to victims who have suffered significant psychological or physical abuse because of the crime. The U visa allows victims to remain in the United States and aid police in the investigation or conviction of the crime.

Contact an Illinois Immigration Attorney

Unfortunately, criminal activity occurs all over the world. The U.S. immigration system offers relief to victims of certain crimes, including human trafficking. If you or your loved one has suffered due to criminal acts by another party, you are entitled to skilled legal representation. A qualified and dedicated Illinois immigration attorney from the Mevorah Law Offices, P.C. will answer any questions or concerns you might have regarding the U.S. immigration process and your eligibility for visas. Call our office today at 630-932-9100 to schedule a free consultation.

 

Source:
https://www.uscis.gov/humanitarian/victims-human-trafficking-and-other-crimes

https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/BILLS-106hr3244enr/pdf/BILLS-106hr3244enr.pdf

Latest Blog Posts

Archives

  • DuPage County Immigration Lawyers
  • Elite Lawyer
  • National Association of Distinguished Counsel
  • Top 40 Under 40
  • 2015 Top 40 Lawyers Under 40
  • Super Lawyers
  • Better Business Bureau

Let us start helping you with a FREE initial consultation.

NOTE: Fields with a * indicate a required field.
*
*
*

One Stop For All Your Legal Needs

Whether you are going through a divorce, injured in an accident, need to file a workers' compensation claim, charged with a crime, immigrating to the United States, or need to file for bankruptcy, Mevorah Law Offices LLC can help. Our trial lawyers have over 40 years of experience helping clients throughout Northern Illinois from four offices in Lombard, Bloomindale, Naperville, St. Charles, and Chicago.

Steven Mevorah has assembled experienced attorneys under one roof so that his clients need not search for a new attorney each time they need help. Mr. Mevorah has also established a wide network of additional attorneys so that his clients merely need to stop by Mevorah Law Offices LLC to find the attorney they need.

Client Focused Representation

Our practice is focused on meeting your needs with flexible hours and locations to serve you:

  • Free initial consultations
  • Saturday and evening appointments available
  • Home and hospital visits if your injuries prevent you from traveling
  • Multiple locations throughout Chicagoland
  • Veteran trial attorneys
  • Experienced negotiators
  • Payment plans available
  • Cash, check, or credit card accepted
/dupage-county-attorneys/awareness-highlights-immigration-options-for-human-trafficking-victims