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DHS/USCIS RIN: 1615-AA59 Publication ID: Spring 2018 
Title: Classification for Victims of Severe Forms of Trafficking in Persons; Eligibility for T Nonimmigrant Status 
Abstract:

The T nonimmigrant classification was created by the Victims of Trafficking and Violence Protection Act of 2000, Public Law 106-386. The classification was designed for eligible victims of a severe form of trafficking in persons who aid law enforcement with their investigation or prosecution of the traffickers, and who can establish that they would suffer extreme hardship involving unusual and severe harm if they were removed from the United States. The rule finalizes the interim final rule published in the Federal Register at 81 FR 92266 on December 19, 2016, which streamlined application procedures and responsibilities for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), provided guidance to the public on how to meet the requirements to obtain T nonimmigrant status, and implemented legislative amendments to the T nonimmigrant status provisions in the Immigration and Nationality Act.

 
Agency: Department of Homeland Security(DHS)  Priority: Other Significant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Final Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
EO 13771 Designation: Other 
CFR Citation: 8 CFR 103    8 CFR 212    8 CFR 214    8 CFR 274a    8 CFR 299     (To search for a specific CFR, visit the Code of Federal Regulations.)
Legal Authority: 5 U.S.C. 552    5 U.S.C. 552a    8 U.S.C. 1101 to 1104    8 U.S.C. 1182    8 U.S.C. 1184    8 U.S.C. 1187    8 U.S.C. 1201    8 U.S.C. 1224 to 1227    8 U.S.C. 1252 to 1252a    22 U.S.C. 7101    22 U.S.C. 7105    Pub. L. 113-4   
Legal Deadline:  None
Timetable:
Action Date FR Cite
Interim Final Rule  01/31/2002  67 FR 4784   
Interim Final Rule Effective  03/04/2002    
Interim Final Rule Comment Period End  04/01/2002    
Interim Final Rule  12/19/2016  81 FR 92266   
Interim Final Rule Effective  01/18/2017 
Interim Final Rule Comment Period End  02/17/2017 
Final Action  12/00/2018 
Additional Information: Transferred from RIN 1115-AG19
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: Federal, Local, State 
Small Entities Affected: No  Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Information URL: www.regulations.gov   Public Comment URL: www.regulations.gov  
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Maureen A. Dunn
Chief, Family Immigration and Victim Protection Division
Department of Homeland Security
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
Office of Policy and Strategy, Suite 1200, 20 Massachusetts Avenue NW,
Washington, DC 20529
Phone:202 272-8377
Fax:202 272-1480
Email: maureen.a.dunn@uscis.dhs.gov