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Who We Serve - Victims of human trafficking

Published: October 2, 2012
Topics:
Labor Trafficking, Sex Trafficking
Types:
Fact Sheets

To assist them as they rebuild their lives in the U.S., ORR provides resettlement benefits and services to victims of human trafficking who are not U.S. citizens or Lawful Permanent Residents and who have been issued a Certification Letter by ORR. Certified victims of trafficking are eligible for ORR benefits and services same as a refugee and for the same time period as a refugee.

The Trafficking Victims Protection Act of 2000 (TVPA) defines “Severe Forms of Trafficking in Persons” as:

  • Sex Trafficking: the recruitment, harboring, transportation, provision, or obtaining of a person for the purpose of a commercial sex act , in which a commercial sex act is induced by force, fraud, or coercion, or in which the person forced to perform such an act is under the age of 18 years; or
  • Labor Trafficking: the recruitment, harboring, transportation, provision, or obtaining of a person for labor or services, through the use of force, fraud or coercion for the purpose of subjection to involuntary servitude, peonage, debt bondage or slavery.

View status and documentation requirements for Victims of human trafficking

Last Reviewed: October 31, 2015