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Human Trafficking

Human trafficking is a crime and a form of modern-day slavery. DHS is working to end it.

  • Summary of Resources for State, Local, Tribal, Territorial, and Campus Law Enforcement Partners

    This guide highlights many of the resources available to law enforcement partners, including training and grant opportunities, to increase nationwide resilience to evolving threats.

  • Countering Human Trafficking Year in Review

    This DHS Countering Human Trafficking Year in Review reports on select accomplishments and advancements made by U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) offices and components in the last fiscal year, October 1, 2020, through September 30, 2021. It includes links to additional informative resources that explain DHS’s counter-trafficking operations, outreach, and other efforts.

  • DHS Efforts to Combat Human Trafficking

    Learn more about DHS’s efforts to combat human trafficking.

  • DHS Center for Countering Human Trafficking Fact Sheet

    The mission of the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Center for Countering Human Trafficking (CCHT) is to advance counter human trafficking law enforcement operations, protect victims, and enhance prevention efforts by aligning DHS’ capabilities and expertise.

  • T Visa Law Enforcement Resource Guide

    The T Visa was designed with the dual purpose of stabilizing trafficking victims and promoting cooperation between law enforcement and trafficking victims. This T Visa Law Enforcement Resource Guide is intended for Federal, State, Local, Tribal and Territorial Law Enforcement, Prosecutors, Judges and other Government Agencies.

  • Forced Labor Enforcement Task Force Timelines Report

    This report details timelines for reviewing petitions, initiating an investigation, and assessing whether it possesses information to articular reasonable suspicion of a violation of Section 307 of the Tariff Act of 1930.

  • Fact Sheet on Criminal Authorities for Enforcing Against Forced Labor in China

    The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) strongly cautions that any individual or entity with a presence in the United States that is engaged in any business in China, including but not limited to procuring goods from China, must comply with U.S. laws.

  • CIS Ombudsman’s Webinar Series: How the Department of Homeland Security is Combatting Human Trafficking and Forced Labor in Imported Goods

    On January 13, 2021, the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Office of the Citizenship and Immigration Services Ombudsman (CIS Ombudsman) hosted a public webinar during National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month to discuss how DHS combats human trafficking and forced labor in imported goods. Subject matter experts from DHS headquarters and various components joined the engagement.

  • Strategy to Combat Human Trafficking, the Importation of Goods Produced with Forced Labor, and Child Sexual Exploitation

    The U.S. Department of Homeland Security Strategy to Combat Human Trafficking, the Importation of Goods Produced with Forced Labor, and Child Sexual Exploitation articulates the Department’s long-term approach for combating these crimes and serves as a framework to prioritize resources and monitor progress. Additionally, this strategy supports the President’s Interagency Task Force to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons, a Cabinet-level entity that coordinates federal efforts to combat human trafficking.

  • Fiscal Year 2017 Strategic Action Plan

    Read how Blue Campaign and the federal government are working to support victims of human trafficking.