Tempe Human Trafficking Attorney
Human Trafficking and Immigration Law
Human trafficking is essentially a form of slavery. The crime of human trafficking involves forcing an individual to perform action against their will such as sexual acts or labor by threatening to use force against them or turning them in to a law enforcement agency. One of the reasons why many illegal immigrants end up becoming victims of human trafficking crimes is that unscrupulous individuals may threaten to turn them in to authorities if they do not comply with their demands. When an individual pays another to help them illegally enter the United States it is known as smuggling. Smuggling can turn into a human trafficking situation if, for example, the smuggler demands a payment from the victim that he or she is not able to pay. If the individual is not able to pay the price owed to the smuggler, it can quickly evolve into human trafficking. Trafficking can also result from physically restraining the individual so that he or she cannot escape and using threats against their person or family. Human trafficking may take the form of bonded labor (enslaving an individual through the use of an illegal debt or a debt that cannot be repaid), forced labor (forcing victims to work against their own will and threatening them with violence or punishment if they refuse) and sex trafficking (forced sexual exploitation). If you believe that you may be a victim of human trafficking, please speak with a Tempe immigration attorney from the firm immediately.
Human Trafficking Lawyer Serving Entire Phoenix Area
Sadly, it is not uncommon for women to become victims of sex trafficking after being smuggled into the country. A smuggler can promise a woman a job in the United States and upon arrival, she may find that her personal belongings are taken from her, her family's life is threatened, or that she is physically restrained and forced to participate in sexual acts. Horribly, These outrageous acts occur every day. Our firm is aware of the horrors involved in human trafficking and has helped individuals to obtain a specific type of green card so that the individuals that have forced him or her into human trafficking can be prosecuted.
Contact a Tempe human trafficking attorney from the firm today so that you can be helped immediately.