Increasing obstacles to migration will not stop migration, but it does lead migrants to take greater risks. The new administration’s focus on restrictive and punitive U.S. immigration policies are likely to drive a greater number of children, women, and others into the hands of human traffickers. Those same enforcement policies may also lead fewer victims to turn to law enforcement for fear of deportation. Join this call to learn about how federal policy will impact trafficking victims and survivors, the existing support infrastructure for survivors, and how philanthropy is responding, from investments in prevention and direct services to systemic solutions.
- Lynly S. Egyes, Esq., Legal Director, Sex Workers Project at the Urban Justice Center
- Sameera Hafiz, Advocacy Director, National Domestic Workers Alliance
- Martina E. Vandenberg, Founder and President, The Human Trafficking Pro Bono Legal Center
- Sienna Baskin, Director, Anti-Trafficking Fund at NEO Philanthropy [moderator]
Reports & Factsheets
- Human Trafficking in the Trump Era, Sienna Baskin, NEO Philanthropy, February 2017.
- Identification and Referral for Human Trafficking Survivors in Health Care Settings: Survey Report, Coalition to Abolish Slavery & Trafficking, January 13, 2017.
- The Human Trafficking of Domestic Workers in the United States: Findings from the Beyond Survival Campaign, Ai-Jen Poo, National Domestic Workers Alliance and John Cavanah, Institute for Policy Studies, 2017.
- Freedom Network USA: A Rights-Based Approach to Combating Human Trafficking, Freedom Network USA, April 2015.
- The American Dream Up for Sale: A Blueprint for Ending International Labor Recruitment Abuse, The International Labor Recruitment Working Group, February 2013.
- The Road North: The Role of Gender, Poverty and Violence in Trafficking from Mexico to the U.S., Sex Workers Project at the Urban Justice Center, September 25, 2012.
- Statement: Freedom Network USA Condemns President Trump's Executive Orders, Melinda Smith, Freedom Network USA, February 6, 2017.
- Resource Portals:
- PowerPoint Slides, GCIR, April 12, 2017
A special thanks to GCIR members and funders for their support in making this program possible.