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Labor trafficking on specific temporary work visas: A data analysis 2018-2020

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Temporary work visas are intended to provide decent jobs to migrant workers while helping U.S. businesses meet their labor needs by filling mostly low-wage jobs that would otherwise sit vacant. Policymakers often refer to the migrants who come to this country as “guest workers.” But data from the National Human Trafficking Hotline shows that these guests — workers who have followed all the rules and laws and are expecting simply to earn a decent living and return home — are frequently exploited and even victimized by forced labor and other forms of trafficking. Indeed, exploitation, trafficking and abuse have become endemic to many of the visa categories.

Overall, more than half of the victims of labor trafficking reported to the Trafficking Hotline during this period whose immigration status was identified were foreign nationals holding legal visas of some kind, including temporary work visas. That is no way to treat a guest — let alone hundreds of thousands of them.

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Institución responsable

Polaris Project

Lugar de publicación

Washington, D.C., U.S

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Tipos de contenido

Análisis de políticas, Estadísticas sobre el trabajo y las condiciones de vida, y Violación sistémica/estatal de derechos/libertades

Los grupos destinatarios

Legisladores, Conciencia Pública, y ONG / grupos comunitarios / redes de solidaridad

Relevancia geográfica

Estados Unidos