People Trafficking

Increasingly, immigration violations are being treated as dramatic sex crimes. Congress has vowed to crack down on trafficking of people for sexual purposes. However, many of the situations encountered are more ambiguous, with people who help immigrants (often for a fee) finding themselves accused of engaging in a sexual slave trade. The federal sentencing guidelines for these crimes are especially harsh and the consequences for non-citizens almost always include deportation. Moreover, there may be incentives for victims of trafficking or domestic violence to falsely accuse others in order to obtain immigration benefits. If you have been accused of any sort of people trafficking crime, you should contact a competent attorney at once.