Policy Brief: Waiting for Work Authorization: Survivors of Human Trafficking

While human trafficking spans all demographics, certain factors can place individuals at a higher risk of labor trafficking. Some of these risk factors include recent migration/ relocation history, immigration status, employment in a marginalized or unregulated workforce, having been previously affected by abuse or violence, and poverty. The International Labor Organization (ILO) estimates that 24.9 […]

Policy Brief – Improving U.S. Laws and Policies on Labor Trafficking

This week’s policy brief discusses labor trafficking in the context of the United States. Although human trafficking has entered the mainstream consciousness in the United States over the past 25 years, the true magnitude of this crime remains unknown both domestically and internationally. While federal agencies primarily focus on sex trafficking in investigations, some data […]

Almost 20 years later: Human Trafficking Survivors Need More Than a Patchwork of Benefits

Almost twenty years ago, Congress passed the Trafficking Victims Protection Act (TVPA), a trifecta of measures intended to address the rise in human trafficking—prevention, protection and prosecution. 1. The protection measures of the law were written to provide victims with services needed to rebuild their lives. For adult foreign national victims of trafficking, the law […]