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Continued Presence: Temporary Immigration Designation for Victims of Human Trafficking


This Immigration & Customs Enforcement (ICE) pamphlet explains Continued Presence – a temporary immigration designation provided to individuals identified by law enforcement as victims of human trafficking. This designation allows victims who are potential witnesses to remain in the U.S. temporarily during the ongoing investigation into the crimes committed against them. The pamphlet includes information on how to request Continued Presence, who authorizes it, useful facts, and eligibility requirements.

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Continued Presence PDF 1.20 MB 03/09/2021
Continued Presence - Chinese Simplified PDF 922.75 KB 04/21/2021
Continued Presence - Chinese Traditional PDF 1.02 MB 04/21/2021
Continued Presence - French PDF 724.25 KB 01/11/2023
Continued Presence - Haitian Creole PDF 729.74 KB 01/11/2023
Continued Presence - Hindi PDF 1.33 MB 04/21/2021
Continued Presence - Korean PDF 1.05 MB 04/21/2021
Continued Presence - Portugal PDF 734.86 KB 01/11/2023
Continued Presence - Punjabi PDF 718.15 KB 01/11/2023
Continued Presence - Russian PDF 705.46 KB 01/11/2023
Continued Presence - Spanish PDF 863.8 KB 04/21/2021
Continued Presence - Tagalog PDF 1.43 MB 04/21/2021
Continued Presence - Thai PDF 817.18 KB 04/21/2021
Continued Presence - Vietnamese PDF 1.47 MB 04/21/2021

  • To report suspected human trafficking to Federal law enforcement:

  • Para reportar un posible caso de trata de personas:

  • To get help from the National Human Trafficking Hotline:

    or text HELP or INFO to BeFree (233733)

  • Obtenga ayuda de la Línea Directa Nacional de Trata de Personas:

    o enviando un mensaje de texto con HELP o INFO a BeFree (233733)

Last Updated: 11/02/2023
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