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Panel on “Children Migrating Alone and the Trafficking Victims Protection Act”

Update: Register for this event!  See “Children Should Not Have to Choose between Being Trafficked or Extreme Violence” or “The Freedom Network’s Response to the Current Influx of Unaccompanied Children to the U.S.-Mexico Border

NYATN, Committee on Immigration & Nationality Law, Council on Children, and the City Bar Justice Center are co-sponsoring “Children Migrating Alone and the Trafficking Victims Protection Act,” a panel on Wednesday, October 29 at 6 pm.  This will be a panel discussion on the intersections of unaccompanied youth and human trafficking.  Space is limited, so kindly RSVP by October 24, 2014 to lberger@nycbar.org with your name and organization.

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How enforcement of immigration laws could be making human trafficking tougher to detect

NYATN‘s Avaloy Lanning, senior director of Safe Horizon’s Anti-Trafficking Program, and Ivy Suriyopas, director of the Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund’s Anti-Trafficking Initiative, were in The U.S. News and World Report‘s “Modern Slavery Emerging from the Shadows,” by Kira Zalan.  It addresses how enforcement of immigration laws could be making human trafficking tougher to detect.

Says Lanning: “The trafficker uses [work-related visas] against [workers], [saying], if you run then you’re going to be illegal, then immigration is going to pick you up, arrest you and deport you.”

Says Suriyopas: “”Immigrant victims are not going to come forward if they fear that the NYPD or the LAPD are not going to come help them but might label them a criminal first and ask questions later.”

Read more….

The Emancipation Proclamation and the Trafficking Victims Protection Act

Update: President Obama signed the bill to reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act and the Trafficking Victims Protection Act on March 7, 2013.  Congress voted to reauthorize 286-138.

September 22, 2012 is the 150th anniversary of the preliminary decree for the Emancipation Proclamation.  In honor of this landmark date, NYATN members Safe Horizon and Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund and ally Rabbis for Human Rights – North America wrote op-eds on the importance of reauthorizing the Trafficking Victims Protection Act, the cornerstone of anti-trafficking law in the United States, which outlaws human trafficking, forced labor, and involuntary servitude.

NYATN celebrates 10 years of providing direct services to almost 1,000 survivors of human trafficking

NYATN is celebrating 10 years of providing direct services to almost 1,000 survivors of human trafficking.  We are the first in New York to promote the rights of survivors of human trafficking.  We bring together the voices of those with first-hand experience of the injustices of human trafficking, who work consistently to meet the needs of trafficked persons, and who advocate for a more rights-based and responsive policy towards trafficked persons.  Read more highlights about NYATN’s work over the past decade.  Please join us in honoring our anniversary at our Networking Breakfast in May.

Freedom Network Conference

A Decade in Review, A Decade Before Us: Celebrating Successes and Developing New Strategies at the 10th Anniversary of the TVPA,”Freedom Network USA’s Annual Conference

March 17-18, 2010 at Georgetown University Hotel and Conference Center in Washington, DC.  Click here to register.

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