Requires the Secretary and the Administrator of the Agency for International Development (AID) to establish and carry out programs and initiatives in foreign countries to assist in the safe integration, reintegration, or resettlement of victims of trafficking and their children and to take appropriate steps to enhance cooperative efforts among foreign countries, including countries of origin of victims, to assist in such integration, reintegration, or resettlement.Directs the Secretaries of HHS and Labor, the Board of Directors of the Legal Services Corporation (LSC), and the heads of other Federal agencies to expand benefits and services to victims of severe forms of trafficking in persons within the United States, without regard to the immigration status of such victims.
Makes an alien who is such a victim eligible for benefits and services to the same extent as an alien who is admitted to the United States as a refugee under the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA). Sets forth reporting and certification requirements.Directs the Attorney General and the Secretary to promulgate regulations for law enforcement personnel, immigration officials, and State Department officials to provide that:
(1) such victims, while in Federal custody, shall not be detained in facilities inappropriate to their status as crime victims, shall receive necessary medical care and other assistance, and shall be provided protection if a victim's safety is at risk or if there is danger of additional harm by recapture by a trafficker;
(2) such victims shall have access to information about their rights and translation services;
(3) Federal law enforcement officials may act to ensure an alien's continued presence in the United States if it is determined that such individual is a victim of trafficking and a potential witness to the prosecution of those responsible;
(4) such officials, in investigating and prosecuting traffickers, shall protect the safety of trafficking victims; and
(5) appropriate personnel of the Departments of State and Justice shall be trained in identifying such victims and providing for their protection.Amends the INA to create a new non-immigrant "T" visa for:
(1) an alien who the Attorney General determines is a victim of a severe form of trafficking in persons, who is in the United States, American Samoa, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, or a U.S. port of entry on account of such trafficking, who has complied with any reasonable request for assistance in the investigation or prosecution of acts of trafficking or has not attained age 15, and who would suffer extreme hardship involving unusual and severe harm upon removal from the United States;
(2) the spouse, children, and parents of such an alien who is under 21 if the Attorney General considers it necessary to avoid extreme hardship; or
(3) the minor children of such an alien who is 21 years of age or older if they are accompanying or following to join such alien.
Limits the total number of aliens who may be issued visas or otherwise provided non-immigrant status during a fiscal year to 5,000.
Makes this numerical limitation applicable only to principal aliens and not to the spouses, sons, daughters, or parents of such aliens.Directs the Attorney General and other government officials to refer such non-immigrant aliens to nongovernmental organizations that would advise the aliens regarding their options and the resources available to them.
Requires the Attorney General, during the period those aliens are in lawful temporary resident status, to grant them authorization to engage in employment in the United States and to provide them with an "employment authorized" endorsement or other appropriate work permit.Permits the Attorney General to adjust the status of a "T" visa holder to that of a permanent resident if the alien:
(1) has been physically present in the United States for a continuous period of at least three years since the date of admission;
(2) has been a person of good moral character throughout such period; and
(3) has complied with any reasonable request for assistance in the investigation or prosecution of trafficking acts throughout such period, or would suffer extreme hardship upon removal from the United States. Permits the Attorney General to adjust the status of any other alien admitted under that section, with an exception.