Human Trafficking and U.S. Immigration Policy:
Hurting or Helping the Most Vulnerable
Thursday, April 20th
NYU Law School
Vanderbilt Hall, Room 204
40 Washington Square South (at McDougal St.)
Subways: A/C/E, B/D/F/V to West 4th St; 6 to Astor Pl; N/R to E. 8th St; 1/9 to Christopher St.
Lack of economic and social rights, gender discrimination, war, and/or abuse drives millions of people to migrate for work, marriage, or to escape untenable situations every day. The U.S. government estimates that between 14,750 and 17,500 people are trafficked into the U.S. each year for forced labor. How does current and proposed U.S. immigration legislation such as temporary employment visas, guest worker programs, or special visas for domestic work leave workers open to abuse and increase their vulnerability to trafficking? How will migrant workers and victims of trafficking be affected by the immigration legislation currently under debate in the U.S. Senate? How effective has U.S. anti-trafficking legislation been in prosecuting traffickers, protecting victims, and providing services to survivors?
You can make a difference!
Learn and take action at a public discussion and letter-writing event focusing on U.S. human rights concerns. With:
Gulnahar Alam is the Executive Director of Andolan: Organizing South Asian Workers. Nahar is an ex-domestic worker and a domestic violence survivor.
Florrie Burke is the Senior Director of International Programs at Safe Horizon in New York City, where she oversees the anti-trafficking program and the Solace Program for Survivors of Torture and Refugee Trauma.
Dale Buscher is the Director of the Protection and Participation Program at the Women?s Commission for Refugee Women and Children.
Claudia Flores is an attorney at the ACLU Women's Rights Project who works with low-wage immigrant women workers and women who have been trafficked into the United States.
Alice M. Miller, moderator, is the Assistant Professor of Clinical Population & Family Health at the Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University.
Admission is FREE, but donations are gratefully accepted.
Co-sponsored by AIUSA Women?s Human Rights Action Team and NYU Law Students for Human Rights
For information contact Sandra Sirota: [email protected] or Leigh Tomppert: [email protected]
Added by tomppert on April 17, 2006