Certification for Adult Victims of Human Trafficking Data Fact Sheet 2001-2017

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This fact sheet is a data compilation of the certifications provided between 2001-2017 by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).  A foreign national adult victim of human trafficking is eligible for federal and state benefits and services to the same extent as a refugee upon issuance of a letter of certification by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). HHS issues a Certification Letter after notification from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) granting a person Continued Presence, or a T visa, or that a bona fide T visa application has not been denied.