What Basically is Human Trafficking?
Talking about human trafficking, which is also touted as the trafficking through a person, is basically a kind of contemporary slavery, where the traffickers make fake promises regarding the employment or enhanced lifestyle, and in return demand money or work. In such occasions, the T Visa or the T non-immigrant visa let the stay within the United States, helping federal officers in the process of investigation and trial of human trafficking cases.
A matter to be considered as a case of ‘trafficking’ one must understand about the nature of the work and the utilisation of the squad, scam or compulsion to get or keep up with the work. As per the Federal regulation, the most extreme form of trafficking basically refers to sex trafficking and labour trafficking.
To start with sex trafficking, it involves hiring, nourishing, transferring, restricting or having a person for the sole reason of paid sex act, in those occasions where the concerned sex act is introduced by the force, scam, bullying, or the person being used to be part of such activities, isles than 18 years of age.
Coming to labour trafficking, this too involves hiring, nourishing, transferring, restricting or having a person for labour or services by the use of force, illegal ways, bullying, etc. for the whole purpose of slavery, in an absolutely involuntary fashion.
Eligibility for T visas and the process of getting:
The US has T visa for the victims of human trafficking. However, prior applying for the T Visa, one must ensure he/she is eligible for this visa.
To become eligible for T Visa, there are certain conditions which one must fulfil. First of all, this visa can be granted to those who have been the victims of human trafficking. Next, the person must be a victim of human trafficking and must be there in the United States physically. It can be granted if the person would have to deal with extreme level suffering upon being removed from the United States. Additionally, to be eligible for T Visa one must fulfil any reasonable request from the department of law enforcement for accompanying in investigation or trial of human trafficking. People those who fulfil the above conditions can only be eligible for the T Visa.
Apart from the above conditions, it is essential for the person to be admissible to the United States. It is here to mention here that people those who are not admissible may become eligible for a waiver though. In this regard, it is suggested that one must go for consulting a lawyer or someone with knowledge in legal aspects prior to going for applying a T Visa or any kind of waiver.
Moreover, it is essential for a state, a federal or the legal enforcement department to provide certification that the concerned person can be helpful, is relevant, or can be relevant for the investigation or trial of the crime. The person should possess the acknowledgement of the department to be eligible for applying for a T Visa with immigration.
T Visa for the family members:
There are clear rules and regulations regarding the family members of a person applying for the T Visa. It is important to note that a person of more than 21 years age may also go for applying T Visa for their spouse and kids, those who are less than 21 years of age through the process of T Visa.
A person, who is less than 21 years of age may also go for applying T Visa for their spouse, kids(of less than 21 years), parents, and siblings those are less than 18 years and must be bachelors.
The way towards the acknowledgement of green card
It is important to note that T visa holders may be eligible for applying for the green cards as well if they meet the following conditions.
One can be eligible if-
- The person has been there in the US physically for at least 3 consecutive years after having the T Visa or straight duration until the investigation or trial is finished, which period can be found lesser.
- The Person holds the reputation of good moral.
- The person has obliged with certain kind of acceptable request for accompanying in the investigation or trial of trafficking acts.
- If the person has to suffer a severe level of hardship upon being removed from the United States.
- The United States can accept the person as a permanent resident.
- The person should have been a T Visa holder for a minimum of 3 years.
The family members may also be qualified for green cards upon receiving T status through your application.