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Labor Trafficking in Troubled Economic Times: Protecting American Jobs and Migrant Human Rights, Hearing Before the Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe, One Hundred Twelfth Congress, First Session, May 23, 2011   [open pdf - 291KB]

This is the May 23, 2011 hearing on "Labor Trafficking in Troubled Economic Times: Protecting American Jobs and Migrant Human Rights," held before the Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe. From the opening statement of Chairman Smith: "Today our attention turns to labor trafficking, a modern-day form of slavery, exacerbated by the global economic downturn. As with all forms of trafficking, we must never lose sight of the victim, the truly human face of people caught up unwittingly in this multibillion dollar criminal enterprise. [...] As a destination country, we must recognize that here in our very own backyard, thousands of people are trafficked from all over the world to work on our farms, in our hotels, our restaurants and even to serve as domestic workers. Well, even more shocking is that many of these labor migrants enter the country legally through their own immigration system, deceived by their traffickers who sold them a dream." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Luis CdeBaca, Gabriela D. Lemus, Nancy A. Donaldson, Neha Misra, and Julia Ormond

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