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Polaris Partners with Mexico’s Government to Combat Labor Trafficking
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Polaris Partners with Mexico’s Government to Combat Labor Trafficking

It is no secret that the U.S. agriculture industry is largely sustained by a Mexican workforce, as few U.S.-born workers are willing to take these difficult and low-paid jobs. This is why Polaris has been working tirelessly with the Consulates from Mexico in the U.S. to speak directly with the Mexican community working in the U.S.

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Georgia senator used farm labor contractors linked to trafficking case – USA Today
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Georgia senator used farm labor contractors linked to trafficking case – USA Today

Operation Blooming Onion is among the largest criminal prosecutions of labor trafficking of foreign farmworkers. Cogdell Berry Farm hired labor contractors whose Georgia homes were searched, money seized in the investigation. Sen. Russ Goodman, who owns the farm with his father-in-law, said he would investigate the situation. A Georgia state senator running for reelection as a farmer…

Ryan Sims: Immigrants can solve the growing labor shortage facing North Carolina farms
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Ryan Sims: Immigrants can solve the growing labor shortage facing North Carolina farms

N.C. Farm Bureau President Shawn Harding recently observed that many of our state’s and country’s economic challenges stem from labor shortages that have largely gone unaddressed, calling on policymakers to “fix our labor issues or at least talk about how we can fix our labor issues.” As a pastor in High Point who has witnessed…

United States Attorney Announces Results Of Efforts To Combat Human Trafficking
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United States Attorney Announces Results Of Efforts To Combat Human Trafficking

Tampa, FL – United States Attorney Roger B. Handberg announces the results achieved to date by the Middle District of Florida to combat human trafficking. This includes trafficking of minors, forced labor, and sex trafficking of adults by force, fraud, or coercion. During fiscal year 2022, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of…

US (NY): Mexican workers accuse Putnam greenhouse of labor trafficking – Hortidaily
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US (NY): Mexican workers accuse Putnam greenhouse of labor trafficking – Hortidaily

Three weeks after their boss stopped paying them, two Mexican seasonal laborers claim, they escaped from a Putnam County nursery and greenhouse compound and sought legal help to recover lost wages. Victor Alvarez Garcia and Martin Magallon Del Rio accused their boss of luring them to America with a promise of lucrative jobs and decent…

'Real People That We Care About Are Being Exploited' – POLITICO
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'Real People That We Care About Are Being Exploited' – POLITICO

MEDFORD, ORE. — Early on a warm August morning in 2021 — as helicopters and drones hovered overhead — three women huddled under a sheet of plastic in a southern Oregon greenhouse. Outside, state, federal and county law enforcement were raiding the massive unlicensed cannabis farm where the women had worked for two months. Officers…

Solutionaries: How ‘modern slavery’ thrives in the U.S. through visa programs
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Solutionaries: How ‘modern slavery’ thrives in the U.S. through visa programs

Houston – Sex trafficking and human smuggling make big headlines in Texas. They are both forms of human trafficking that victimizes many. Yet experts say another form of trafficking that is easier to accomplish is creating what many consider modern day slavery. It is called labor trafficking and the traffickers take advantage of the current…

Owner Of Farm Labor Contracting Company Pleads Guilty In Racketeering Conspiracy Involving The Forced Labor Of Mexican Workers
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Owner Of Farm Labor Contracting Company Pleads Guilty In Racketeering Conspiracy Involving The Forced Labor Of Mexican Workers

WASHINGTON —Bladimir Moreno, 55, pleaded guilty in federal court in Tampa, Florida, to charges of conspiracy under the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) Act and conspiracy to commit forced labor. A federal grand jury in the Middle District of Florida had previously returned a six-count indictment against multiple defendants for their roles in a…

Bills Awaiting Gov. Newsom's Signature Could Give International Contract Workers Some Protections
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Bills Awaiting Gov. Newsom's Signature Could Give International Contract Workers Some Protections

Two bills awaiting Gov. Gavin Newsom’s signature — or veto — would broaden protections for an estimated 300,000 foreign contract workers laboring in California on work visas. While the documented abusive conditions in “guest worker” visa programs have led to calls for their termination, these bills would offer some improvements to the workers involved. AB…