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Victim Assistance for Human Trafficking

Authored By: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Human trafficking is a modern-day form of slavery. Human trafficking is tied with arms as the second largest criminal industry in the world today – after drug dealing – and is the fastest growing. Victims of human trafficking in the U.S. who are non-U.S. citizens are eligible to receive a special visa and other benefits and services through the Trafficking Victims Protection Act of 2000 (TVPA). Victims who are U.S. citizens may already be eligible to receive many of these benefits. These benefits and services include access to social service programs and immigration assistance needed to help victims safely and securely rebuild their lives in the United States.

Last Review and Update: Feb 24, 2014