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Drew, while I agree with all your points, and what you are saying, I think the point that Laura Germino of CIW is making about the imbalance of power between the employer and the employee is a very important one to include in the human trafficking discussion.

The largest human trafficking case in the US involved workers from Vietnam and China working in a garment factory on an island in the America Somoas. These workers had guest worker Visas. To my knowledge, none of them had to sneak into the country, they all had legal residency status. I have not done the research yet, but I am pretty sure their guest worker visas is similar to the types of guest worker visas that President Bush has been promoting to address the immigration debate.

None of this is an argument against your points, but issues that I think need to be more prominent within the human trafficking discussion.

longer series on the America Somoas case

by aden on Fri Aug 11th, 2006 at 03:05:23 PM EST
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