A T-Visa can be granted to victims of human trafficking and their immediate families if they agree to assist law enforcement in testifying against their perpetrators. It can apply to two main types of trafficking; sex trafficking and labor trafficking. To be eligible for a T-Visa, an individual must demonstrate that they will endure unusual or severe harm if deported from the U.S. This can be related to their age, physical or mental condition, the likelihood of future victimization, and fear of punishment or retribution by traffickers should they return to their home country.

A psychological evaluation will establish the mental health consequences of the physical, psychological, emotional, sexual, or financial abuse they endured while trafficked.

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