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New Anti-Trafficking Law in Kenya

The Kenyan Parliament passed a new anti-trafficking law that more fully supports and protects victims of human trafficking, strengthening the prosecution of accused traffickers and paving the way for more convictions. This law promises improvements to the way trafficking is prosecuted in Kenya, which could have broad effects on trafficking in and out of the [...]

By | September 9th, 2014|News|1 Comment

Backlog in Immigration Courts Nationwide

To speed up the process of immigration proceedings, specifically for minors, the Justice Department has passed a new policy assigning more of the current 243 immigration judges to juvenile cases and appointing new judges to help accommodate the 57,000 unaccompanied minors who have made their way across the border in the past few months. See [...]

By | July 29th, 2014|News|0 Comments

Groups Taking Class-Action for Immigrant Minors Without Representation

Several groups in the Seattle area are filing a class action lawsuit on behalf of 8 plaintiffs, aged 10-17, and on behalf of the tens of thousands of immigrant minor children who have crossed the southern US border in the past few months, sentenced to hearings without representation. The groups are saying that minors standing [...]

By | July 15th, 2014|News|0 Comments

New York Immigrant Family Unity Project

NY has created yet another public defender program helping immigrant families facing deportation. Civil proceedings like immigration do not guarantee representation like criminal proceedings. For low-income immigrant families who cannot afford an attorney, it is almost impossible for them to fairly represent themselves against trained government lawyers in the more complex form of litigation of [...]

By | July 8th, 2014|News|0 Comments

Shrimp & Trafficking

Did you know that the shrimp you eat may be linked to forced labor? Immigrants from Cambodia and Myanmar, as well as local Thai are made to work on Thai fishing boats 18 hours a day, 7 days a week, under the threat of jail or deportation. Read the New York Times article detailing the [...]

By | July 1st, 2014|News|0 Comments

Other States Following Suit with Sex Trafficking Bills

As news of the reach sex trafficking has in the United States becomes a reality to local law enforcement and courts across this country, states have taken it into their own hands to pass anti-trafficking laws. The following states have most recently passed these laws protecting trafficking victims in their borders: Florida Wisconsin Delaware has passed [...]

By | June 18th, 2014|News|0 Comments

New Criminal Element Increases Sex Trafficking

San Diego has pinpointed a reason for the recent growth of sex trafficking: gangs. Not only is it a more profitable business than arms dealing, but it is also safer than drug trafficking, as seen in the Urban Institute's latest study. Traveling to different jurisdictions is more difficult for law enforcement to track, and also [...]

By | June 11th, 2014|News|0 Comments

Current State of Asylum in US

This article effectively lays out the problems and stages of asylum in the U.S. today: Asylum seekers entering the country increased by almost 6-fold in 4 years. There is a fear that many claims are fraudulent. During the legal process, many unauthorized immigrants are allowed to work legally on de facto permits. The process can [...]

By | June 4th, 2014|News|0 Comments

Atlanta Airport Trafficking Signs

Atlanta Airport Trafficking Signs Since Atlanta is one of the top cities for human trafficking in the U.S., Hartsfield-Jackson, one of the largest and busiest airports in the world, is a big part of the problem. Airport officials have begun to take measures to prevent people being trafficked through Atlanta from the moment they step off [...]

By | May 21st, 2014|News|0 Comments

60% of Georgia Law Enforcement Believes Child Prostitutes Should be Prosecuted

A new survey by the GBI has found shocking attitudes among Georgia law enforcement. Over 60% of the law enforcement heads who responded to a statewide survey on sex trafficking believe that child prostitutes should be prosecuted, even if they are held against their will and in forced servitude. They also believe that the trafficking [...]

By | May 15th, 2014|News|0 Comments