Each year, hundreds of thousands of guest workers from around the world will enter the U.S. on a myriad of temporary work visas. Many of these guest workers are at the mercy of a single employer for both their job and their legal status in the U.S., making them especially vulnerable to human trafficking.

Earlier this year, a bipartisan group of congressional leaders introduced the Visa Transparency Anti-Trafficking Act, a bill that will help to shed light on the nation’s guest worker programs. The legislation would require that basic information about guest worker programs, including the employer, occupation, and wage rate of every guest worker in the nation, be collected by the various agencies involved in regulating these programs, and would make that data available to the public through a central database. (Read more about the bill.)

Polaris has made it easy for you to send a letter to your representatives, urging them to pass the Visa Transparency Anti-Trafficking Act of 2018. Click "Send a Letter" above or contact your senators directly: https://www.senate.gov/general/contact_information/senators_cfm.cfm

Forms of Abolition:
Policy Making

Forms of Slavery:
Forced Labor