Chief’s Counsel: New Visa Option May Fit Your Human Trafficking Witnesses and Victims to a T

According to U.S. government estimates, 45,000 to 50,000 women and children are trafficked into the United States annually and are trapped in modern-day slavery-like situations such as forced prostitution. Local and state law enforcement officers engaged in addressing human trafficking crimes will likely encounter situations where key witnesses or victims of significant human trafficking criminal activities are not in the United States legally.