January 25th, 2012 by Eric J. Ramos
IN THIS ISSUE
2011: The Year That Was
Keeping Families Together
“I Have A Dream” Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Speech
The Faces of US Immigrants: Liam John Neeson, Irish-American Actor
Recipes From The Melting Pot: Mandazi: Kenyan Doughnuts
Quote of the Month
Victims of Human Trafficking and Other Crimes
The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) 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 we provide to victims of human trafficking and other crimes:
T nonimmigrant status provides immigration protection to victims of trafficking. The T Visa allows victims to remain in the United States and assist law enforcement authorities in the investigation or prosecution of human trafficking cases.
U nonimmigrant status provides immigration protection to crime victims who have suffered substantial mental or physical abuse as a result of the crime. The U visa allows victims to remain in the United States and assist law enforcement authorities in the investigation or prosecution of the criminal activity.