labor trafficking


Labor trafficking soared by 47% but is still widely underreported. [9] The largest human trafficking case in recent U.S. history occurred in Hawaii in 2010. Global Horizons Manpower, Inc., a labor-recruiting company, bought 400 immigrants in 2004 from Thailand to work on farms in Hawaii. They were lured with false promises of high-paying farm work, but instead their passports were taken away and they were held in forced servitude until they were rescued in 2010. [5] As of December 30, 2016, 139 goods from 75 countries were made by forced and child labor. [10]

5 Lin, Sara. “Largest Human Trafficking Case in U.S. History Filed in Honolulu.” Civil Beat. September 2, 2010. Accessed: December 26, 2010.
9 Polaris Project, 2016. Accessed: January 15, 2018
10 U.S. Department of Labor, 2017. Accessed: January 15, 2018
11 National Center for Missing & Exploited Children, 2017. Accessed: January 15, 2018