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Thirty Percent of Migrant Laborers in San Diego Experience Trafficking Violations

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Date Published
July 2013
4 pages
Based on a survey of 826 unauthorized Spanish-speaking, mostly Mexican, workers in San Diego County, CA, this study obtained information on their experiences in traveling to the United States and during their employment here.
According to data from a 2012 study, this NIJ In Short discusses how more than 30 percent of Spanish-speaking workers in San Diego County, Calif., have experienced an incident that meets the official definition of human trafficking. Agriculture had the lowest rate of victimization among all businesses. Construction, janitorial/cleaning and landscaping sectors had the highest rates of reported trafficking violations and labor abuses.

Date Published: July 1, 2013