Thursday, July 18, 2013
By Terri Langford : WNYC/NJPR Reporter
They were promised jobs as house cleaners and babysitters. But instead New Jersey officials say women from Mexico and other Latin American countries were forced into prostitution and served as many as 40 clients a day.
Sunday, January 20, 2013
They arrive to Boston "fitting in" on a bus, a train or by car. But beneath the surface, is a world of sex, intimidation and crime. Phillip Martin from WGBH investigates the underground trade of human trafficking that often starts in Queens.
Tuesday, March 20, 2012
Victims of human trafficking crimes are not utilizing visas that allow them to live and work in the United States legally for four years according to the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. In 2011, 967 victims applied for the visas and 557 were approved, along with 722 of their family members, far less than the cap allowed for.
Wednesday, June 29, 2011
A new report by the State Department says 27 million people are victims of human trafficking worldwide. Though the report names Libya, Iran, Myanmar, and Sudan as the worst offenders when it comes to human trafficking, the United States is not immune to the problem. Hundreds of thousands of people are trafficked in the U.S., and most of them are women and children. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has advocated for a solution to this problem, saying world leaders need to do more to combat it. But our guests say it's not just up to law enforcement and border control to prevent trafficking—hospitality and travel workers can be the first line of defense.