➡ From Child Welfare Information Gateway
US: Recovering after human trafficking
News Interactive – July 23, 2017
Trafficking crimes take many forms and often can ensnare U.S.-born citizens. But immigrants are vulnerable in unique ways, particularly those without legal status or whose visas restrict where they can work. For those living in the shadows, the fear of retaliation or deportation is especially vivid. Even if not physically forced to work, not all can summon the will to walk out the door, as Juana did eventually. And when she did, she embarked on a long ordeal before she found safety and stability.