Many people have immigrated to the United States, hoping to live the “American dream.” Unfortunately, this romantic notion is part of the reason that the United States has become one of the most sought after destination countries for human trafficking. It is easy for traffickers to convince potential victims that they can live the American dream. Traffickers from all over the world and all walks of life profit in this booming market, by promising poor and vulnerable people high wages in legitimate jobs as farm workers, maids, and waitresses. Many of these people end up in terrible conditions as indentured servants: their travel documents are confiscated, they have no freedom of movement, and they are held in captivity under threats of violence.
Copyright Statement / License for Reuse
All Rights Reserved.
Copyright is held by the Josef Korbel School of International Studies, University of Denver. User is responsible for all copyright compliance.
"Robbed of the American Dream,"
Human Rights & Human Welfare: Vol. 9:
1, Article 30.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.du.edu/hrhw/vol9/iss1/30