Human Trafficking in the New Immigration Landscape and Philanthropy's Role

Wednesday, April 12, 2017
10:00am - 11:15am PDT
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Increasing obstacles to migration will not stop migration, but it does lead migrants to take greater risks. The new administration’s focus on restrictive and punitive U.S. immigration policies are likely to drive a greater number of children, women, and others into the hands of human traffickers. Those same enforcement policies may also lead fewer victims to turn to law enforcement for fear of deportation.

Hosted by Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees (GCIR), join this call to learn about how federal policy will impact trafficking victims and survivors, the existing support infrastructure for survivors, and how philanthropy is responding, from investments in prevention and direct services to systemic solutions.


Lynly S. Egyes, Esq., Legal Director, Sex Workers Project  at the Urban Justice Center
Sameera Hafiz, Advocacy Director, National Domestic Workers Alliance
Martina E. Vandenberg, Founder and President, The Human Trafficking Pro Bono Legal Center 
Sienna Baskin, Director, Anti-Trafficking Fund at NEO Philanthropy (moderator)