Refugee, Immigrant and IDP Youth

U.S. Legal Remedies for Minor Victims of Sex Tourism and Sex Trafficking

Source:
Human Trafficking Legal Center and Ropes and Gray LLP legal guide

This guide focuses on legal remedies in the United States for crimes committed internationally. The appendices list prosecutions and civil cases brought against U.S. citizens and U.S. permanent residents for sexual abuse of children abroad. The defendants have included missionaries, Peace Corps volunteers, orphanage workers, aid workers,

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Nonimmigrant vs. Immigrant Status

Source:
Berkeley International Office fact sheet

This fact sheet explains the difference between Nonimmigrant and Immigrant status, which may be useful to those applying for U and T visas. Click here to access the fact sheet. 

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Bending Towards Justice: Perceptions of Justice among Human Trafficking Survivors

Source:
Urban Institute study

Survivors of human trafficking face many challenges when interacting with the criminal justice system, including misconceptions regarding the nature of their victimization, stigma due to perceived involvement in illegal behavior, and xenophobia. Despite these documented challenges, little is known about how survivors perceive the justice system or

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U and T Visa Law Enforcement Guide

Source:
Department of Homeland Security resource guide

DHS has created this Resource Guide to inform you and address concerns about the role of law enforcement agencies within U and T visa programs. This Guide includes information about U and T visa requirements; the I-918B certification and I-914B declaration processes; best practices; answers to important

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The Asylum Claim for Victims of Attempted Trafficking

Source:
Northwestern Journal of Law and Social Policy article

Commentary on court cases where women have been denied asylum. The author reviews where they believe the court ruling was unjust, referencing previous precedents that determine that these women should have been granted asylum. Most of the cases were denied due to the defense’s inability to determine

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Sexual Slavery and Human Trafficking

Source:
Center for Gender and Refugee Studies website

A compilation of court case abstracts summarizing women’s struggles with claiming asylum to flee sex and labor trafficking. Click here to access the court case abstracts.

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Human Trafficking: Modern Enslavement of Immigrant Women in the United States

Source:
ACLU Website

Immigrant women are especially subject to being trafficked because the lure and false promises of employment and stability for their families. Often, their passports and other legal documents are withheld which restrains the person from leaving the situation, in addition to physical threats and threats of deportation.

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Adolescents & the Border Crisis Pt. 4: Push-Pull Factors and Child Migration

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News surrounding the crisis at the border has shed light on the dramatic increase of immigrants fleeing their countries of origin. The number of unaccompanied minors has grown from 6,800 between 2004 and 2011 to 13,000 in 2012, and 24,000 in 2013. This year, that number will

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Language matters: The Refugee Crisis in Europe

Source:
Blog

At every IOFA training, we start by exploring the importance of language. We talk about words like the conflation of prostitution and trafficking, victim and survivor, and rescuing and empowering. “Why are we even talking about this?” We spend time exploring the words we use around these

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