Director Mayorkas Joins DHS and Anti-Human Trafficking Leaders
On August 3, in Washington D.C., DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano and USCIS Director Alejandro Mayorkas joined other DHS senior leadership and anti-human trafficking stakeholders and advocates to mark the first anniversary of the Blue Campaign, a first-of-its-kind campaign to coordinate and enhance the Department’s anti-human trafficking efforts. In their remarks, Director Mayorkas and Secretary Napolitano underscored the critical work of anti-human trafficking organizations that provide vital services and support to victims as they re-integrate into their communities.
Through partnerships with community organizations and law enforcement entities, USCIS continues to support the Blue Campaign by raising awareness of the immigration relief available to victims of human trafficking. By protecting victims, T visas and U visas supply law enforcement agencies and prosecutors with the tools to bring human trafficking criminals to justice.
In the past year, USCIS visa experts have traveled to 25 cities across the country to train federal, state, and local law enforcement on how they can help ensure that trafficking victims have access to immigration relief. We are committed to expanding this outreach.
Check out the additional DHS Blue Campaign efforts on the The Blog at Homeland Security, a News Release about the event and www.dhs.gov/HumanTrafficking.
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