Appendix VII – States with Peonage Statutes (December 29, 2021) [pdf]

Peonage laws vary from state to state. This chart catalogs state statutes on peonage and identifies potential U visa qualifying criminal activity that can fall within the elements of the state’s peonage statute. 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 criminal statutes on peonage. This chart will also assist attorneys and advocates working with peonage victims in identifying a more complete list of U visa qualifying criminal activities that peonage victims may also have suffered.