ATEST Letter: Support the Regulation of Foreign Labor Recruiters (H.R. 3344)
Foreign labor contractors (or recruiters) are increasingly relied upon to facilitate the migration of labor from one country to another. While many foreign labor contractors behave ethically and lawfully, many others do not. Labor contractors are often complicit or directly involved in the trafficking of workers, exploiting U.S. nonimmigrant visa programs, such as the H-2A, H-2B, H-1, and J-1 programs. The “Fraudulent Overseas Recruitment and Trafficking Elimination Act of 2013” (FORTE) (H.R. 3344) includes measures that would help to remedy many of the abuses. Please join us in supporting H.R. 3344 and strengthening efforts to combat human trafficking.