Human Trafficking in New Jersey

Categories: Immigration Lawyer Blog San Diego

http://www.nj.com/news/index.ssf/2009/09/human_trafficking_trial_to_beg.html

Since the dawn of our nation, slavery and indentured servitude have persisted although the nomenclature may have evolved to trafficking and bonded labor.  While it may be true that in many societies surrendering one’s children to the local Don, Headman, or simply wealth merchant, in hopes that they will obtain a better life still persists, that is no reason to accept exploitation in the U.S. or fail to seek to end any practice where children are treated as property of their parents that can be bought and sold.  One important aspect of recovery for these girls that this article fails to mention is that under the Trafficking Victim’s Protection Act, these girls do in fact now have the opportunity to remain in the U.S. legally and obtain their original dream in coming here: to live, gain an education, and create a life.

Danielle Rosché