New Department of Homeland Security Guidelines Give Power Back to Immigrant Workers

March 14, 2023
The Department of Homeland Security has taken an important step to protect noncitizen workers from exploitative  employers who threaten them with retaliation related to their immigration status.

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.

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. 

Trafficking vs. Smuggling: Understanding the Difference

May 25, 2021
A spike in the number of migrants attempting to cross into the United States from Mexico this spring has led to concerns about a surge in sex trafficking and claims that lax border enforcement is making trafficking easier. Let's lay out the facts.

Larsen Farms Should Make Agriculture Businesses Look in the Mirror

October 9, 2020
The case of Larsen Farms in Texas is only one example of how the H-2A visa system is badly broken. Farms owners should be held accountable for what happens under their watch.

Mi Testimonio es para Ti

November 9, 2017
Yo, Carmen, como víctima, sobreviviente y miembro de la comunidad que soy ahora, y para terminar el relato de mi vida en la trata de personas, tengo un mensaje para ti.

My Story Is for You

November 9, 2017

"As a victim, survivor, and now, community member, I’m here to tell you that we can all join in the fight against human trafficking if we don’t stay silent." In the final part of her story, Carmen shares a message for survivors and community members. 

Recuperé Mi Vida

November 8, 2017

En ese momento, yo me encontraba en un punto en el que confiar y desconfiar era lo mismo. Ya no me importaba morir o vivir, ni tampoco lo que le pasara a mi familia. Tenía que arriesgarme. Entonces les dije un poco de lo que me estaba sucediendo, sin importarme si me creían o no, pero sí me ayudaron.  Lee la cuarta parte de la historia de Carmen.

I Got My Life Back

November 2, 2017

"I was at such a low point where trusting and distrusting were the same. I no longer cared if I lived or died, or if something happened to my family. I had to take the risk."  Read part four of Carmen's story. 

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