A new report found that the majority of domestic workers who are victims of human trafficking were threatened with deportation if they reported abuse.
As U.S. President Donald Trump approves policies threatening to deport millions of undocumented immigrants, a new report shows that such policies would affect mostly domestic workers who are victims of human trafficking as they already suffer massive abuse due to their immigration status, a new report shows.
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The National Domestic Workers Alliance and Institute for Policy Studies released Tuesday “The Human Trafficking of Domestic Workers in the United States Findings from the Beyond Survival Campaign,” which documents stories of 110 domestic workers who survived human trafficking.
The report found that among all the reported cases, 78 percent of survivors were threatened with deportation if they reported abuse which included, withholding payments, the seizure of passports and IDs, and emotional or verbal abuse by their employer including physical and sexual abuse.