Trafficking Victim Granted T Status
Client: Adult Female Non-U.S. Citizen in Removal Proceeding
Client’s Country of Origin: El Salvador
Case Type: Trafficking Victim Status
Date of Application: October 17, 2014
Date of Approval: March 17, 2015
Our client was in a removal proceeding. We first helped her reopen her denied case and stay the removal proceeding. Afterwards, we replied to immigration authority a request for evidence, days before we secured her T status.
We receive limited evidence. Nevertheless, we still made the best arguments based on the strength of our proof.
We helped our client prove that she met all the legal criteria:
- She was, by legal definition, a victim of trafficking.
- She was in the United States, American Samoa, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, or at a port of entry due to trafficking.
- She complied with any reasonable request from a law enforcement agency for assistance in the investigation or prosecution of human trafficking (or under the age of 18 unable to cooperate due to physical or psychological trauma).
- She demonstrated that she would suffer extreme hardship involving unusual and severe harm if she were removed from the United States.
- She is admissible to the United States.
Nine days after we replied the request for evidence (five months after the initial application), our client was granted Trafficking Victim Status.