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Labor Trafficking in America Today: Report

October 21, 2014 (1 min read)

"Foreign workers, lured by false promises of good jobs in America, soon find themselves enslaved in plain sight as victims of labor trafficking, according to a new report published by the nonpartisan Urban Institute and Northeastern University.  About half of these workers pay "recruitment" fees to traffickers -- often thousands of dollars -- that can leave them stuck in debt for years.  And while some victims are smuggled here, a majority - or 71% - actually enter the United States with a visa, the report found." - Jeanne Sahadi, CNN, Oct. 21, 2014.