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Polaris Partners with Mexico’s Government to Combat Labor Trafficking

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.

Credit Reporting Agencies are Failing Human Trafficking Survivors

September 29, 2022
Since the launch of the credit repair process for survivors of human trafficking, survivors have repeatedly reached out to Polaris to let us know that these new processes are not working as they are supposed to be.

Building a Bridge to Safety

September 23, 2022
Victims and survivors of human trafficking need safe shelter options more than ever before. Enter Polaris's corporate hospitality partners and generous individuals from across the country.

Understanding Trafficking Law in the Context of Texas and Florida’s Immigrant Relocation

September 20, 2022
National conversation has focused on trafficking within the context of governors sending migrants seeking asylum in this country to Martha’s Vineyard and Washington, D.C. for the purpose of making a political point. 

New Estimates of Human Trafficking in the World: Shocking but Not Surprising

September 14, 2022
The estimated number of people in situations of trafficking rose by 12 percent between 2016 and 2021, the latest international consensus study found. Today, some 27.6 million people around the globe are living without the freedom to choose how they live and work, according to the International Labor Organization (ILO), the International Organization for Migration (IOM), and Walk Free.

The Credit Repair Process for Survivors: What We Know So Far

August 16, 2022
Following the passage of the Debt Bondage Repair Act, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) was tasked with creating a process for consumer reporting agencies to allow survivors of trafficking to block adverse information from their credit. This is what we know so far.

Criminalizing Victims: Trafficking Survivors With Criminal Records Deserve Relief

August 15, 2022
Keyana Marshall was just 15 when she was manipulated into selling sex by a female trafficker she originally went to work for as a babysitter. Throughout her teen years she was passed from one trafficker to another. Finally, law enforcement stepped in. But for Keyana, that only made things worse. She wound up serving nearly … Continued

World Cup 2026: An Opportunity to Lead on Human Trafficking

June 23, 2022
Hosting the World Cup is a chance for cities and nations to showcase unique assets, build civic pride and create economic opportunity. It is also a significant opportunity for those same cities, now under a powerful global microscope, to become leaders in the fight to reduce and prevent human trafficking. With just a few short years until the 2026 kickoff, this is the time to get started.

D.C. Domestic Workers Deserve Protections

June 16, 2022
While trafficking and exploitation are illegal already, the fact that domestic workers have few enumerated rights under law makes them particularly vulnerable.

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