Appendix VI – States with Involuntary Servitude and Slavery (Slave Trade) in the State Constitution and in Statute (December 29, 2021) [pdf]
Involuntary servitude and slave trade laws vary from state to state. This chart catalogs states that have involuntary servitude and slave trade in the state constitution and in state statute and identifies potential U visa qualifying criminal activity that can fall within the relevant elements of the state’s constitution and statutes. This chart will also assist DHS adjudicators by providing a state-by-state tool that will facilitate understanding of the types of qualified criminal activities or similar activities present in cases involving state constitutions and criminal statutes on involuntary servitude and slave trade. This chart will also assist attorneys and advocates working with involuntary servitude and slave trade victims in identifying a more complete list of U visa qualifying criminal activities that involuntary servitude and slave trade victims may also have suffered.