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Congress created the T-Visa to encourage the victims of serious crimes to cooperate with law enforcement officials who aim to prosecute criminal offenders. In October 2000, Congress created the T-Visa as a part of the Victims of Trafficking and Violence Protection Act. This visa is available to victims of human trafficking who are willing to assist during the investigation or prosecution of offenders.
T-nonimmigrant status, as it is formally known, is a temporary immigration benefit that allows certain victims to remain in the US for up to 4 years, provided they agree to assist law enforcement in the investigation or prosecution of human traffickers or human trafficking organizations. T-nonimmigrants are eligible for employment authorization and even certain federal and state benefits and services.

Human trafficking is a form of modern-day slavery in which traffickers use fraud, force, or coercion to compel migrants into providing services or labor, often including commercial sex work. The purpose of the T-Visa is to provide protection to victims of these crimes while strengthening the ability of law enforcement agencies to investigate and prosecute those responsible.
In order to qualify for a T visa, the victim must have been trafficked into the United States by way of deception, misrepresentation or force. Along with this, the applicant must be able to prove that they would not be present in the United States in the absence of the actions of the person responsible for trafficking them. The immigration attorneys are Rijal Law Firm are experienced in working with people eligible for a T-Visa and will do everything in their power to see that every protection and benefit of the law is provided.

You are eligible for a T visa if:

You were or are a victim of severe human trafficking
Are in the US, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, and American Samoa or at any other entry port due to human trafficking
Comply with any request from law enforcement agencies for assistance in the investigation of the crime or criminal organization responsible
Comply with any request from law enforcement agencies for assistance in the investigation of the crime or criminal organization responsible  

T-Visa protection is a very sensitive application as the victims very often have suffered from extreme forms of physical, sexual or mental abuse. The process of applying for a T-Visa is complex and requires strong evidence to back any claims of abuse. Once the claim has been established, the attorneys start processing the application to be submitted to the USCIS.

1. File Form I-914, Application for T Nonimmigrant Status carefully. Include a personal statement explaining how you came to be a victim of trafficking, and the experiences that followed.
2. Provide evidence establishing that you have complied with the requests of law enforcement for assistance in investigating and/or prosecuting those responsible.
3. Provide documents supporting all other eligibility criteria, such as medical records, police reports, sworn witness affidavits, etc.

Adjustment of Status
It is essential to provide strong supporting documents for all the above requirement if you decide to file Form I-485, Application to Register Permanent Residence in the United States. T-Visa applicants are also eligible for Work Authorization in many cases.

T-Visa holders are eligible for such an Adjustment of Status if they meet requirements such as:

You have been present physically continuously in the US for 3 years
You have shown good moral character
You always complied with the reasonable requests for assistance in the investigation or prosecution
You will suffer extreme hardships on removal from the US
You have T visa status for three years

An experienced attorney at Rijal Law will help you prepare a complete application for USCIS based on your circumstances and the most appropriate visa category for you. Call Rijal Law Firm today today and book your consultation now.

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