A spike in the number of migrants
attempting to cross into the United States from Mexico this spri Continue reading . . .
If you can’t get a decent job
because of who you are or how you look, you are vulnerable to human trafficking. If your Continue reading . . .
Knowledge is power: Power to prevent tragedy; Power to promote healing; Power to make a change. That was the thinking behind Polaris’s efforts to build the largest known database on human trafficking in North America more than a decade ago. Today, it is the driving force behind the Nationa Continue reading . . .
“I can’t believe she fell for that.”
“If I were him I would have told someone!”
“I would have seen right through it.”
If you’ve never been targeted by a trafficker – or in an abusive or manipulative relationship of any kind – you may well think that nothing, ever, w Continue reading . . .
October 28th marks 20 years since the first Trafficking Victims Protection Act (TVPA)
was signed into law establishing the crime of human trafficking in the United Stat Continue reading . . .
In the last few months, a potato producer in Texas has come under scrutiny
, first for the abuse of workers in his employ and later because one of his workers died after Continue reading . . .
In just the past few weeks, law enforcement operations in Georgia
and Continue reading . . .
What most people think they know about child sex trafficking generally involves stories – young girls and boys being kidnapped by strangers, forced into windowless vans, then driven to another city or state where they are kept drugged and chained in a brothel.
While situations like these do exi Continue reading . . .
Most people assume that the Thirteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution wholly abolished legal slavery in the United States in any form. The reality, however, is that the Thirteenth Amendment contained one important exception: Prison labor.
Those who have been “duly convicted” Continue reading . . .