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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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]