U.S. Department of Homeland Security

Human Smuggling and Trafficking Unit investigates human trafficking cases particularly involving foreign nationals trafficked into the U.S. and collaborates with the Department of Justice. To report any suspected trafficking activity, call 1-866-347-2423 (toll free, within U.S.)

DHS launched The Blue Campaign in 2010 to improve awareness, trauma-based training, victim identification and assistance, and law enforcement. Its catalog of resources- pamphlets, posters, shoe-cards, and info sheets- can be found here.

Immigration and Customs Enforcement claims responsibility “for investigating human trafficking, arresting traffickers and protecting victims.”

Child Exploitation Investigations Unit/Operation Predator investigates crimes of child sexual exploitation, child pornography, and child sex tourism in the U.S. and abroad. The agency operates 200 offices in the U.S. and 70 overseas.

United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) “processes immigration relief through Continued Presence (CP), T visas, and U visas to victims of human trafficking and other designated crimes.” Lawyers and advocates may check on the status of an already submitted case by calling the VAWA Unit Helpline at: 802-527-4888.


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