For the last two months, the U.S. National Human Trafficking Hotline has been operated from the makeshift offices of Trafficking Hotline staff. Here, they share some of their experiences and the challenges they face during this unprecedented time.
The COVID-19 crisis has exposed systemic abuses that immigrant workers under the H-2A program suffer every year. Any protection aimed to help the agricultural sector should include these essential workers.
While we can’t know for certain the effect COVID-19 has on human trafficking, we are worried the economic effects of this virus will increase vulnerabilities that make people susceptible to trafficking in the first place.