President Obama has declared January 2015 as National Human Trafficking and Slavery Prevention Month. culminating in the annual celebration of National Freedom Day on February 1.
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement investigates international and domestic cases of human trafficking and provides support to victims
Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers train law enforcement professionals on identifying indicators of human trafficking, conducting human trafficking investigations, and immigration options available for potential trafficking victims
U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) screens for suspected human trafficking at our borders and points of entry.
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services helps protect victims of human trafficking and other crimes by providing immigration relief through the T Nonimmigrant Status (T Visa) and U Nonimmigrant Status (U Visa).
To report suspected human trafficking:
To get help from the National Human Trafficking Resource Center:
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The Blue Campaign is the unified voice for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) efforts to combat human trafficking. Working in collaboration with law enforcement, government, non-governmental and private organizations, the Blue Campaign strives to protect the basic right of freedom and to bring those who exploit human lives to justice.
Through the Blue Campaign, DHS raises public awareness about human trafficking, leveraging partnerships to educate the public to recognize human trafficking and report suspected instances. The Blue Campaign also offers training to law enforcement and others to increase detection and investigation of human trafficking, and to protect victims and bring suspected traffickers to justice. To view all available Blue Campaign resources, please visit our resources page.
DHS is responsible for investigating human trafficking, arresting traffickers, and protecting victims. DHS also provides immigration relief to non-U.S. citizen victims of human trafficking. DHS utilizes a victim-centered approach to combat human trafficking, which places equal value on identifying and stabilizing victims and on investigating and prosecuting traffickers. Victims are crucial to investigations and prosecutions; each case and every conviction changes lives. DHS understands how difficult it can be for victims to come forward and work with law enforcement due to their trauma. DHS is committed to helping victims feel stable, safe, and secure.