Labor Trafficking on Specific Temporary Work VISAs

July 2022

Polaris Project

This detailed report discusses the four types of temporary work VISAs that are most commonly held by survivors calling the human trafficking hotline to report their experiences. It discusses the intended purpose of these temporary VISAs and how people with these VISAs can be exploited and trafficked by employers. Lastly, it discusses policy changes and other prevention strategies that can be made to these work VISA programs to prevent these instances of labor trafficking.

Access the report here