The United States government helps protect victims of human trafficking and other crimes by providing immigration relief. Human trafficking, also known as trafficking in persons, is a form of modern-day slavery in which traffickers lure individuals with false promises of employment and a better life.
Individuals and their families may also fall victim to many other types of crime in the United States. These crimes include: rape, murder, manslaughter, domestic violence, sexual assault, and many others.
There are two types of immigration relief provided to victims of human trafficking and other crimes:
- U visa – Victims of Violent Crimes
- T visa – Victims of Human Trafficking (Labor and Sex)