Clinton North Carolina T Visa Immigration Lawyer
Did you know that human trafficking survivors can secure lawful immigration status in the United States? Yes, that’s right. The path is ‘T visa.’ The Trafficking Victims Protection Act of 2000 grants protection to the victims of human trafficking and prevention of the heinous crime of slavery. If you have been trafficked into the U.S., you are eligible to get a T visa.
T Visa – A Law Enforcement Tool
T Visa encourages victims to assist in investigations and prosecutions. Therefore, it is one of the requirements to get a T visa that the victim (unless he/she is younger than 21 years of age or is extremely traumatized) must participate in investigations about the crime.
T Visa – A Humanitarian Tool
T visa allows survivors to regain safety and stability by granting them a permit to work in the United States. The victims of sex trafficking or labor trafficking can work in the U.S. continuously for four years or even more provided the extension in certain conditions. T visa holders can also apply for T status for their family members to remain or be reunified.
Why Do You Need the Assistance of an Immigration Attorney
Due to the complexity in the process involving T visas and changes within the USCIS and other federal agencies, the survivors have been facing many hurdles to get the T visa. Apart from that, the victims are unaware of whether they meet the requirements or not. Furthermore, even if they are eligible, there remain barriers to access the services, the reason being the lack of legal providers.
Each year, 5000 T visas are made available for the victims, out of which only 2000 of them actually given. So, if you think you need assistance regarding the T visa, you can contact Abogado Guerrero Clinton, North Carolina Office at 910-379-4688.