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 [...]
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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
Good News for U.S. Immigration Courts: Deportations Drop Nationwide Good news in grand scheme of U.S. immigration courts: (1) the number of cases immigration courts have taken has dropped, down to 26% fewer in 2013 than 2009 and (2) of those cases heard by the courts, the rulings against deportations [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
Public Defenders for Immigrants - LA Times original article A new year-long New York pilot program is providing free legal counsel to low income people facing deportation. Right now, the New York City Council has given the program a $500,000 budget to provide these services to 20% of the immigrants [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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!