• Polaris Hails ABC’s "American Crime” For Tackling Forced Labor Issues, Human Trafficking, Immigration, and Socioeconomic Divides This Season

    Press Release — March 10, 2017

    Polaris hailed the 3rd season of the ABC series, "American Crime," for capturing the reality of modern slavery in the U.S. 

  • Polaris Partners with Mexico’s Government to Combat Labor Trafficking

    Blog Post — November 17, 2022
    It is no secret that the U.S. agriculture industry is largely sustained by a Mexican workforce, as few U.S.-born workers are willing to take these difficult and low-paid jobs. This is why Polaris has been working tirelessly with the Consulates from Mexico in the U.S. to speak directly with the Mexican community working in the U.S.
  • Labor Trafficking On Specific Temporary Work Visas Report

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    Data from the U.S. National Human Trafficking Hotline shows that guest workers who come to this country legally are frequently exploited and victimized by forced labor and other forms of trafficking.
  • Labor Trafficking on Specific Temporary Work Visas

    Page — June 23, 2022
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  • Labor Trafficking on Specific Temporary Work Visas Report

    Page — June 23, 2022
    Guest workers who come to this country legally are frequently exploited and victimized by forced labor and other forms of trafficking. Human Trafficking Statistics 15,886 victims of labor trafficking were identified through the National Human Trafficking Hotline from 2018-2020. 92% of those victims whose nationality was known were foreign nationals. 72% of victims, for whom … Continued
  • Labor Trafficking Examples

    Page — March 24, 2022
    Below are the kinds of labor trafficking situations that we hear about most frequently on the U.S. National Human Trafficking Hotline. They are by no means the only ways that labor trafficking can occur, but taken together may help you craft your own stories in ways that are realistic and impactful. “Most labor trafficking victims … Continued
  • Big Fight on Labor Trafficking

    Page — November 2, 2020
    Our economy relies on workers from around the world who come here to fill jobs American businesses say they can’t fill otherwise. We owe it to these workers to enforce our own rules and protect their rights. 55,229 HUMAN TRAFFICKING SITUATIONS January 2015 – December 2020 82,527 HUMAN TRAFFICKING VICTIMS January 2015 – December 2020
  • Polaris Statement on the Notice from the USDA Canceling Farm Labor Survey

    Press Release — October 9, 2020
    The USDA notice cancelling the Farm Labor Survey will lower the salaries of H-2A workers and also leaves them at more risk of human trafficking.
  • Human Trafficking and Prison Labor

    Blog Post — July 7, 2020
    Most people assume that slavery in the United States was abolished in any form but the reality is that the Thirteenth Amendment contained one important exception: Prison labor. Those who have been convicted of a crime can still be forced to work in this country.
  • New Report Spotlights How Temporary Work Visas Facilitate U.S. Labor Trafficking

    Blog Post — June 5, 2018

    Over the course of this year, hundreds of thousands of laborers from around the world will be invited to our shores as guest workers. They will come in search of economic opportunity, or for a summer job and an adventure. As the debate over immigration rages on, these men and women will pick our fruits and vegetables, mow our lawns, care for our children and clean our homes. They will be here legally, as guests of the United States government, under temporary work visas programs that have existed for decades and grown steadily over that time.

Need help? Polaris operates the U.S. National Human Trafficking Hotline.