ACL 05-08 – Expansion of Eligibility for Relatives of Victims of Trafficking (April 1, 2005)

The categories eligible under the Trafficking Victims Protection Act have been expanded. They now include the spouse, children, victim’s parents, and single minor siblings if the victim was under 21 at the time the T Visa application is filed. If the noncitizen trafficking victim is 21 years of age or older on the date the T Visa is filed, only the victim’s spouse and children will get derivative eligibility. Family members of trafficking victims get Derivative T Visas, and are also eligible for benefits and services to the same extent as refugees under MPP 63-405.112. [Download]