We at GAIN want to remind you that "there has never been a period of time where child slavery didn't take place." #bringbackourgirls Read this New York Times article for more details on the global issue of human trafficking: http://www.nytimes.com/2014/05/08/world/africa/real-threat-in-a-known-market-for-children.html?hp&_r=0
Children are becoming an increasingly large percentage of the cases seen in immigration courts, and most do not have a lawyer to represent them. Right now, juvenile cases take up about 12% of the New York Immigration Court's docket, and most all do not have a court appointed attorney. This means they rely on their [...]
The Urban Institute just published an extensive study on the human trafficking industry in the U.S., covering multiple years and 8 cities who are known to have the most prevalent trafficked populations. Atlanta was one of the cities studied, and the findings are very telling of the strong connections between human trafficking and the immigrant [...]
GAIN fellow Maura Finn was a guest on the Human Views live chat on twitter last week, where she discussed human trafficking and her experience working with trafficking survivors at GAIN. Human Views is a weekly web-chat dedicated to global humanitarian issue. The conversation is reproduced below. Because of the nature of twitter (tweets are [...]
Changes to the I-601A Provisional Waiver Written by Erin Cawthorn, Emory Law School, 2016 The National Benefits Center (“NBC”) is predicting I-601A provisional waivers of inadmissibility for unlawful presence to be approved more often and more rapidly as the agency expands and reconsiders the adjudication standards for approval. Individuals who have been present unlawfully in [...]
Update on Immigration ReformWritten by Miguel Aristizabal, Emory Law School, 2016As immigration reform makes its way to Washington’s priority list after the recent government shutdown, momentum seems to be building for the bill introduced by the Senate to be passed into law. The bill introduced by Congress is officially known as the Border Security, Economic [...]
Please join GAIN on September 12th for a book signing and panel discussion with author and human trafficking rescuer Anna Rodriguez. We hope to see you there!
GAIN invites you to an evening with a pioneer in the fight against human trafficking. Anna Rodriguez was the instrumental force behind the rescue of a young female trafficking victim which led to the prosecution of her traffickers in U.S. v. Tecum. The Tecum case was one of the cases that influenced Congress to pass the Trafficking [...]