Labor Trafficking

Why IHTI is Ready to Mobilize Florida

By |April 5th, 2016|

Florida is one of the top three Human Trafficking Destinations in the U.S because…

There’s a large number of immigrants. An influx of visitors. Runaway minors. Military bases.  Hotel and service industries. Agriculture’s need for cheap labor. Transient male population. Tourism.

Florida’s large agricultural economy and immigrant population makes it a prime environment for forced labor. Labor […]

Fighting Trafficking Demands Resources

By |August 28th, 2015|

One hundred and fifty years ago, eight months after the end of the U.S. Civil War, the states ratified the 13th Amendment to the Constitution, which declared that, “Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude…shall exist within the United States, or any place subject to their jurisdiction.”

The 13th amendment brought about the official and unambiguous end […]

In the brush: The confusion between smuggling and trafficking

By |July 28th, 2015|

Before I knew anything about anything I was under the impression that those crossing the Mexican/United States border were doing so voluntarily.  Similarly those migrants squeezing onto ramshackle unstable fishing boats half way across the world were, albeit exposing themselves to a harsh journey, doing so willingly to seek a better life.  From my American, […]

Trafficking of High Skilled Workers

By |June 15th, 2015|

As the U.S. looks to reform its immigration system, there has been some dialogue around the need for high skilled visas, the need for guest worker visas, and caution about the many labor abuses that occur in guest worker programs. The caution tends to focus on the “low skilled” visa programs, including H-2A and H-2B […]

Journalists: The Need For Context

By |May 15th, 2015|

It’s not difficult to find headlines and snippets of news stories these days. Just scroll through any Twitter feed and 140 characters pass by at a single touch. Like many of my fellow “Millennials,” I use  social media as a primary means of knowing what’s happening in the world. Twitter is often cited as an […]

A World Cup Built on Exploitation and Forced Labor in Qatar

By |April 24th, 2015|

Changing the date of the 2022 World Cup in Qatar from the sizzling summer months of June and July to November and December may make it safer for players and fans, but will do nothing to stem the violence being perpetrated against hundreds of thousands of laborers preparing for the games today.

An International Trade Union […]

We Have It All

By |April 21st, 2015|

by Fatema El-Sayed, a student of Political Science at the American University in Cairo

As I climb out of my shiny Toyota, a young girl and boy immediately approach me, attempting to sell me cheap imported toys. A third, no taller than my waist, joins them. Except, he has no products to offer me, he simply […]

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