Legal and illegal immigration is a huge issue in the 2016 U.S. election. All around the globe we are witnessing mass migration and millions of refugees being uprooted and displaced because of war and political unrest. These are truly historic times for our world.
This week we will explore how foreign nationals are exploited in the U.S. You may be surprised to learn that most exploited foreign nationals arrive in the U.S. legally. Certainly those with no documentation are the most vulnerable, but most exploited migrants have student or work visas. And, most victims of human trafficking are exploited by foreign nationals of the same ethnicity.
We will look at cases involving Chinese women sex workers in Los Angeles and New York, a Latin American sex trafficking ring, and how innocent “border kids” ended up forced to clean chicken coops and debeak chickens all day long without pay. America is a land of promise to foreign nationals, but in many cases vulnerable victims find themselves at a center of a nightmare when they arrive because they trusted the wrong people. Join “Exploited: Crimes Against Humanity” on Thursday, September 8, 2016 at 7:00 a.m. as we take on the tough conversation about how migrants are trafficked in the U.S.
If you missed the live show, you can listen to the archived show at ExploitedCrimes.com
RESOURCES, LINKS and CASES:
Link to Asian Women Sex Trafficking Ring – New York
Details released on NYC-to-Lawrence human trafficking ring
Links to Asia Women Sex Trafficking Ring- Southern California
Far from home, human trafficking ring causes an ‘inhumane existence’
Human Trafficking Arrests (Ventura County Sheriff’s Department)
LA Times: Five Arrested in Chinese Sex Trafficking Ring
Five arrested on suspicion of running sex trafficking ring
Link to sex Trafficking of Latin American Women in Florida
Sex-trafficking suspects arrested in N. Florida, feds say
Link to story of an undocumented male worker and how he was labor and sex trafficked
Traffickers force more men into servitude
Link to story of “Border kids” being exploited on a chicken ranch in Ohio
Four charged with human-trafficking organization that brought Guatemalan minors to work on Ohio egg farms
Leader of Human Trafficking Organization Sentenced to Over 15 Years for Exploiting Guatemalan Migrants at Ohio Egg Farms