Press Releases

Polaris, Liberty Global | Asia Join Forces to Help Finance Industry Fight Human Trafficking

September 18, 2018

WASHINGTON, DC (Sept. 18, 2018)—Polaris and Liberty Global | Asia today announced a new partnership to provide support, guidance, and direction to the finance industry in North America in the fight against human trafficking and modern slavery.

Polaris Applauds Johnson ACF Vote

August 28, 2018

Polaris issued a statement after the U.S. Senate approved the nomination of  Lynn A. Johnson, as Assistant Secretary of Health and Human Services for the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) in a bipartisan vote.

New Report Identifies Business Sector Intersections to Human Trafficking

July 12, 2018

Polaris released a new report detailing how traffickers exploit legitimate systems within multiple business sectors for their own profits. The analysis explores how the financial services, social media, transportation, hospitality, housing, and health care industries are being used during recruitment of victims into trafficking situations, as well as means for continued control.

Broken Temporary Work Visa System Facilitates U.S. Labor Trafficking

June 05, 2018

Polaris released a report analyzing data from the National Human Trafficking Hotline that spotlights how human traffickers are weaponizing structural flaws within the temporary work visa system.

Corporate Secrecy Fuels Human Trafficking in United States

April 19, 2018

The laws governing business registration in the United States are enabling illicit massage parlors to flourish in secrecy, shielding traffickers from law enforcement and prosecution, according to a report released by Polaris.

Polaris Statement on Backpage

April 06, 2018

Polaris released a statement after the U.S. federal government seized Backpage.com.