Polaris trained staff of the consulates (Washington, D.C. and Maryland) of Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador, and Honduras.
By its very definition, the crime of human trafficking involves people participating in some activity against their will. Often those activities are illegal - prostitution, selling drugs, shoplift
Every day, powerful criminal networks and individual traffickers on both sides of the border recruit people for labor or sexual exploitation. To stop traffickers and support survivors, it is critical that civil society, governments, and law enforcement also collaborate internationally.
On-Ramps, Intersections, and Exit Routes: A Roadmap for Systems and Industries to Prevent and Disrupt Human Trafficking
Human traffickers exploit legitimate systems within multiple business sectors for their own profits.
This report analyzes data from the National Human Trafficking Hotline and spotlights how human traffickers are weaponizing structural flaws within the temporary work visa system. A total of 797 individual victims of human trafficking holding guest worker visas were identified through the Hotline from 2015 to 2017. In fact, nearly half of all the victims of labor trafficking reported to the National Hotline during this period whose immigration status was identified were foreign nationals holding legal visas.