New Legislation Would Bring Transparency to America’s Work Visa System and Help Fight Human Trafficking

ATEST joins Polaris, the Economic Policy Institute, and Global Workers Justice Alliance in expressing support for a newly introduced bill designed to shed light on the poorly understood temporary foreign worker visa system. The Visa Transparency Anti-Trafficking Act, a new bill introduced today in Congress by Representatives Lois Frankel (D-Fla.), David Schweikert (R-Ariz.), Ted Deutch (D-Fla.), and Jim Himes (D-Conn.), and by Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), would create a uniform system for reporting data that the government already collects on temporary visa programs and require that the information be made publicly available.

Learn more about the bill here.

Click here to read the press release from Sen. Blumenthal and Reps. Frankel, Schweikert, Deutch, and Himes.

Click here to read Polaris’s report on temporary work visas and labor trafficking.


The Alliance to End Slavery and Trafficking (ATEST) is a U.S. based coalition that advocates for solutions to prevent and end all forms of human trafficking and modern slavery around the world.

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