Documents to Provide Evidence-Informed Foundation for the Development of National Standards of Care for Anti-Trafficking Service Providers

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Prevention as Preemption: Primary Prevention as a Framework to Constructively Fight Trafficking

By Aneesa Shaikh Preventative actions are of vital importance to our anti-trafficking efforts because they not only confront immediate risks, but also establish long-term solutions that eliminate vulnerabilities while also strengthening resilience for the future. Current US trafficking policy focuses…

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FNUSA Recommendations Highlighted in the 2024 Trafficking in Persons Report

By Emma Ecker On June 24, 2024, the US Department of State (DOS) released its annual Trafficking in Persons (TIP) Report which evaluates the efforts of 188 countries to meet a set of minimum standards to address human trafficking. The…

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Membership Application Pause

Freedom Network USA typically opens our membership applications from July – September each year. The application process includes a written application form, interviews with each applicant, a thorough review of value alignment, a feedback period from our existing membership, and…

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New T Visa Regulation Includes FNUSA Recommendations that Protect Survivors

New T Visa Regulation Includes FNUSA Recommendations that Protect Survivors On April 30, 2024, the Department of Homeland Security released the long-awaited Final T Visa Rule. For many years, FNUSA has advocated for the regulation to include more protections for…

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Supporting Online Safety Policies that Protect Everyone

As the reach of the internet has grown significantly in the last 30 years, the safety of children using online platforms has become an increasing priority. There are real concerns about the risk of bullying, harassment, hate speech, disinformation, and…

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FNUSA Denounces Efforts to End Safe Asylum

On January 26, 2024, President Biden put out a statement calling on Congress to pass a budget bill with extreme immigration cuts that will devastate the US asylum process. The bill would prevent fair asylum, devastate due process, and exacerbate…

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US Advisory Council Annual Report Highlights Necessary Changes to Anti- Trafficking Efforts

Each year, the US Advisory Council on Human Trafficking releases a report outlining recommendations for US federal agencies to improve their anti-trafficking efforts. The Council is made up of lived experience experts appointed by each Presidential administration for two-year terms.…

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Screen Survivor Stories: Summary of Holes

The 2003 movie Holes, based on the book written by Louis Sachar, follows 14-year-old Stanley Yelnats’s experience with the juvenile justice system. Stanley is wrongfully accused of stealing from a homeless shelter because he cannot afford decent legal representation. Stanley…

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Screen Survivor Stories: Summary of American Street Kid

American Street Kid is a documentary that follows director Michael Leoni onto the streets of Los Angeles to expose the truth about youth homelessness in the US. We follow him over months as he develops relationships with these young people…

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Screen Survivor Stories: Summary of Fast Food Nation

The 2006 film Fast Food Nation follows multiple characters at the fictitious fast-food burger chain Mickey’s. Sylvia, Raúl, and Coco are three Mexican immigrants who come to the United States in search of a better future. Initially smuggled into Colorado,…

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Documents to Provide Evidence-Informed Foundation for the Development of National Standards of Care for Anti-Trafficking Service Providers

Freedom Network USA (FNUSA) recently released foundational documents to support the development of National Standards of Care for Anti-Trafficking Service Providers (National HT Services Standards of Care). The National HT Services Standards of Care will provide practical guidance on delivering…

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