Breaking the Chains: Link By Link – Immigration / Labor Trafficking

Section 1:  Information About the Topic

“Child Victims of Human Trafficking” fact sheet from Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR)/US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)

Children on the Run:  Unaccompanied Children Leaving Central America and Mexico and the Need for International Protection”  ~ UNHCR Report on Unaccompanied Minors, Full Report, Summary of Report, and Additional Resources

“Protecting Unaccompanied Migrant Children” , Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service.

“Alone, Illegal and Underage:  The Child Migrant Crisis”–Congressional Quarterly, May 28, 2014, by Jennifer Scholtes and Emily Ethridge

Forced from Home, The Lost boys and Girls of Central America, Women’s Refugee Commission

Labor Trafficking/Immigration by AFLCIO

“Tobacco’s Hidden Children:  Hazardous Child Labor in United States Tobacco Farming,” by Human Rights Watch, June, 2014.

 “Cocoa-nomics” in 2011, Freedom Project uncovered child slavery in chocolate industry. The chocolate industry is worth an estimated $110 billion a year, and yet its key commodity is grown by some of the poorest people on the planet, in plantations that can hide the worst forms of child labor. Watch the CNN report from 2012 and updated in 2014.

The Price of Nice Nails, Once an indulgence reserved for special occasions, manicures have become a grooming staple for women across the economic spectrum. There are now more than 17,000 nail salons in the United States, according to census data.  Learn about labor trafficking in this service industry in this May 2015 New York Times article.