Human trafficking is the trade in humans. Trafficking in persons is a severe violation of human rights. Almost every country in the world is affected by this problem, that’s why the T non-immigrant status, also known as T visa was created to provide immigration protection to victims of severe form of trafficking in persons. The major benefits of this status is that the victim receives a legal non-immigrant status in the United States for a period of four years and immediate family members may obtain non-immigrant status as T Visa derivatives. After three years the holder of the T Visa may apply for the permanent residence.
The severe forms of trafficking in persons are:
- Sex trafficking, in which a commercial sex act is inducted by: force, fraud or coercion;
- The recruitment , harboring, transportation, provision or obtaining of a person for labor, through the use of: force, fraud or coercion.