An International Labor Recruitment Working Group Report

The ILRWG seeks to end the systemic abuse of international workers recruited to work in the US.

By convening workers’ rights advocates across labor sectors, the ILRWG has undertaken a thorough analysis of the current regulatory and enforcement framework to identify the shortcomings and gaps in worker protections. This report aims to bring the voices of internationally recruited workers of all skill and wage levels into policy discussions to illustrate the extent of the problems with international labor recruitment practices. This report shows how structural flaws in work visa programs increase the vulnerability of workers to human trafficking.