Yesterday, the U.S. Department of State released their annual Trafficking in Persons ("TIP") Report. See the full report here. The biggest highlights and controversies of the State Department's analysis include raising Malaysia and Cuba's rankings from Tier 3 (a failing grade) to Tier 2 (the watch list), and keeping Cambodia's [...]
Immigration is getting a lot of attention this year as new presidential candidates begin their campaigns for the 2016 election. Many candidates will attempt to communicate their stance on immigration reform in the coming months, signaling its importance to the voting public. If you did not read the Pew Research [...]
Board Co-Chair Sarah Hawk is a crucial member of the GAIN family. She has worked with us for over seven years in several capacities, gracefully guiding the organization as a board member and improving the lives of many of our clients as a volunteer attorney.
The Kilpatrick Townsend team that represented Ji-min was comprised of Attorneys Jamie Graham, Kathryn Isted, and Amy McCullough. The three worked tirelessly to apply for a T-visa for Ji-min, a form of relief for immigrant victims of human trafficking that provides work authorization, authorized stay in the United States for 4 years, and the eligibility to obtain a Green Card. In May, the attorneys were delighted to hear that her Ji-min's application was approved by USCIS.
Two weeks ago on June 5, 2015, Thailand held its first Anti-Human Trafficking Day ceremony. The ceremony featured a discussion concerning the country’s problem with human trafficking and presented awards to journalists, police officers, and government officials who have assisted in exposing cases of human trafficking in the country. Thailand's [...]
[Originally published on Law360, May 4th 2015.] Man Kidnapped By Al-Shabab Takes Asylum Bid To High Court By Matthew Bultman Law360, New York (May 04, 2015, 1:33 PM ET) -- A Somali man who was kidnapped by the Islamist militant group al-Shabab has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to review his [...]
President Obama Announces Executive Action to Stay Deportation of Millions of Undocumented Immigrants
Please Contact: Monica Khant, firstname.lastname@example.org Alpa Amin, email@example.com PRESIDENT OBAMA ANNOUNCES EXECUTIVE ACTION TO STAY DEPORTATION OF MILLIONS OF UNDOCUMENTED IMMIGRANTS For Immediate Release November 21, 2014 ATLANTA - Last night, President Obama announced his intent to take executive action to temporarily reform immigration guidelines and to stay the deportation [...]
If a City Council proposal passes this week, New York City might be able to start ignoring detention requests issued by immigration authorities without a warrant from a federal judge. Police may honor a "hold" or "detainer" of an immigrant only if the subject has been convicted of a “violent or [...]
Sex trafficking victims are the least likely to receive any compensation in courts. A three year study shows that courts ordered compensation in only 36% of trafficking cases. Labor trafficking has seen more success in this than sex trafficking cases, with the request for restitution at 94% and an 87% order [...]
It is well known that human trafficking exists in the U.S., in our cities and neighborhoods, but what are the signs to spot a trafficking victim? How to know whether a situation is more than just suspicious in today's society? What happens if it turns out it is trafficking? What [...]