Minnesota's labor trafficking problem is getting worse

The Advocated for Human Rights released a report that found Minnesota had an increasing number of cases of labor trafficking. As this crime often targets: homeless and missing people, undocumented workers and people living in poverty, it's hard to assess the problem.

This summer, a Woodbury resident was prosecuted for labor trafficking offences, court reports stated that the victim was beaten, starved and forced to up to 18 hours a day for almost no pay.

Robin Phillips, Executive Director of The Advocates for Human Rights discussed the underlying causes of labor trafficking and how we can stop this modern form of slavery.

To listen to the entire discussion, select the audio link above.

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