Human Trafficking and Farmworkers

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Historically, our agricultural system has relied on the labor of poor and disenfranchised people, many of whom have lacked full legal protections, including indentured and bonded laborers, slaves, sharecroppers, temporary workers, and undocumented migrants creating situations of human trafficking. This policy paper discusses how farmworkers in the United States are at risk of being trafficked and examples of a few cases of trafficking of farmworkers.