ATEST Letter to Support the Regulation of Foreign Labor Recruiters as Part of House Immigration Reform (June 2013)

Labor recruiters are often complicit or directly involved in the trafficking of workers, exploiting U.S. nonimmigrant visa programs. These recruiters, who operate in a climate of impunity, lure impoverished and desperate foreign workers to the United States, promising jobs described as plentiful and lucrative. This letter expresses ATEST’s strong support for Subtitle F- Prevention of Trafficking in Persons and Abuses Involving Workers Recruited Abroad of Title III of S.744 Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act of 2013. Specifically, we support the bill language that was approved by the U.S. Senate Committee on the Judiciary, and ask for the incorporation of this Subtitle into the House immigration reform bill.

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