DHS’ authority to investigate the crime of human trafficking and its responsibility to protect victims are equally important. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) leads DHS’ law enforcement efforts by investigating human trafficking crimes and issuing Continued Presence to trafficking victims, and U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) administers immigration benefits and has the authority to grant T “visas” or U “visas” to victims of human trafficking or other designated crimes who assist law enforcement with the investigation or prosecution of these crimes.
HSI and USCIS developed a handout for law enforcement to explain these three forms of immigration relief for victims of human trafficking and law enforcement’s role in each process.
Read the Information For Law Enforcement Officials: Immigration Relief for Victims of Human Trafficking and Other Crimes (PDF, 2 pages - 125 KB)