o obtain an immigration benefit after a situation like Laura's, it is necessary to meet a series of strict requirements.
First of all, human trafficking is classified as a serious crime. Victims of sex trafficking, those under 18 years of age, and those of labor trafficking have such consideration.
Second, the victim must be present in the United States, American Samoa, American Mariana Islands, any American territory, American military base, or at a port of entry. In the latter case, the reason must be precisely because at that time an attempt is being made to enter the victim into the United States to exploit her sexually or for work. Third, to receive the T visa, the victim of human trafficking must collaborate with the authorities in the investigation of the case. The only exception applies to minors under 18 years of age if they are not in a position to do so.
Fourth, the victim must be considered admissible from the immigration point of view or, if not, request and obtain a corresponding pardon. It should be noted that the T visa is one of the cases in which the foreigner could fix his or her papers without leaving the United States even if they had entered the country illegally.
Fifth and last, the victim must demonstrate that they would suffer extreme harshness in the form of unusual and severe harm if they were to return to their country of origin.
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