The Typology of Modern Slavery

Human trafficking is not just related to sex work, but also involves a variety of other areas where individuals may find themselves in. As a report from Polaris states, there are plenty of other categories to describe the kind of work trafficking victims may be involved in. While looking at sex trafficking work is included in their study, various other areas exist. The Polaris report focuses on the following: Escort Services, Illicit Message, Health & Beauty Services, Residential, Outdoor Solicitation, Domestic Work, Bars Strip Clubs & Cantinas, Pornography, Traveling Sales Crew, Restaurant & Food Service, Peddling & Begging, Agriculture, & Animal, Husbandry, Personal Sexual Servitude, Construction, Hotels and Hospitality, Landscaping, Illicit Activities, Arts and Entertainment, Commercial Cleaning Services, Factories & Mining, Remote Interactive Sexual Acts, Carnivals, Forestry & Logging, Health Care, and Recreational Facilities. “Polaris analyzed more than 32,000 cases of human trafficking…between December 2007 and December 2016 through its operation of the National Human Trafficking Hotline and BeFree Textline.

 

Note**** – “This is the largest data set on Human Trafficking in the United States ever completed and analyzed.”

See the publication listed below:

https://polarisproject.org/typology

Immigration crackdown enables worker exploitation, labor department staff say

Trump policies have caused panic among undocumented workers, preventing labor officials from conducting investigations and enforcing employment laws. And, this is how the undocumented are related to human trafficking.

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/mar/30/undocumented-workers-deportation-fears-trump-administration-department-labor?CMP=share_btn_fb

Lack of cooperation by immigrant workers threatens to disrupt a key function of the labor department.

Some Cities Undaunted By Attorney General Crackdown On ‘Sanctuary Cities’

The Justice Department this Monday mentioned that it is going to adhere to the executive order to hold $4.1 billion in federal grants from sanctuary cities. Some counties, however, claim that they will not follow the order. One county in particular, Travis County, is not following suit. This recording explores the potential consequences of being a sanctuary city in the year of 2017. For conversation’s sake, a sanctuary city does not have to be a city. It can be a state, a county, or any jurisdiction that permits residency to illegal immigrants to help them avoid deportation.

http://www.npr.org/2017/03/28/521751356/some-cities-undaunted-by-attorney-general-crackdown-on-sanctuary-cities