Human Trafficking Project

Human trafficking is a grave national and international human rights issue. The Trafficking Victims Protection Act defines a severe form of human trafficking as:

  1. sex trafficking, in which a commercial sex act is induced by force, fraud, or coercion* or in which the person induced to perform such an act has not attained 18 years of age; OR
  2. labor trafficking—the recruitment, harboring, transportation, provision, or obtaining of a person for labor or services through the use of force, fraud or coercion* for the purpose of subjecting that person to involuntary servitude, peonage, debt bondage, or slavery.
    *emphasis added

Survivors of human trafficking may be found in domestic service, tourism, hospitality, agriculture, construction, commercial sex, forced criminal activity, and many other settings.

The Human Trafficking Project works in collaboration with RMIAN’s Detention and Children’s Programs to support detained immigrant adults and immigrant children and youth identified as survivors of human trafficking. RMIAN’s Human Trafficking Project offers free: 

  • Legal services, and coordination of specialized social services, for detained immigrant adult and immigrant child/youth survivors of human trafficking
  • Trainings on human trafficking for service providers, law enforcement, children’s advocates, juvenile justice and criminal court officials, community members, and others on human trafficking
  • Legal trainings for attorneys on the T visa and other trafficking-related forms of immigration relief 

Colorado Network to End Human Trafficking (CoNEHT) hotline at 1-866-455-5075 or National Human Trafficking Resource Center hotline at 1-888-373-7888

Su apoyo admirable me dio fuerza y Alivio en mis más peores momentos

Your admirable support gave me strength and relief in my worst moments
— A Mexican man who, thanks to the support of RMIAN, won a T Visa as a survivor of Human Trafficking