Immigration Law

Firm Commits to Assisting Human Trafficking Victims

"Accusations last month that an Indian diplomat cheated her housekeeper first came to light when Devyani Khobragade, who worked in New York City, complained about being strip-searched following her arrest.  Khobragade, charged with visa fraud, has returned to India.  The controversy demonstrates how the focus of human trafficking cases often falls on the accused, not the victim, according to Cynthia Cordes, a former federal prosecutor who launched a task force on human trafficking while at the U.S. attorney’s office in Kansas City, Mo.  Cordes now leads a law clinic at Husch Blackwell, where she is a partner, that will provide pro bono representation to human trafficking victims.  She talked to The National Law Journal about the clinic and the complexities of enforcing laws against human trafficking, particularly when politics gets involved." - Amanda Bronstad, Jan. 15, 2014.