Rescue and Restore Victims of Human Trafficking Special Report

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Updated Form for Requesting Assistance for Foreign Trafficked Children
The Division of Anti-Trafficking in Persons (ATIP) within the HHS Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) modified the Request for Assistance for Child Victims of Human Trafficking form, found on the ATIP website at www.acf.hhs.gov/trafficking. We encourage requesters to use this revised form.

FY 2010 Attorney General's Annual Report to Congress
USDOJ has published the Attorney General's Annual Report to Congress and Assessment of U.S. Government Activities to Combat Trafficking in Persons: Fiscal Year 2010. The report is available the following link: http://www.justice.gov/ag/annualreports/tr2010/agreporthumantrafficking2010.pdf

Blue Campaign Materials Available
In July 2010, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) launched the Blue Campaign to coordinate and enhance the Department’s anti-human trafficking efforts. The Blue Campaign leverages the resources of DHS to deter human trafficking by increasing awareness, protecting victims, and contributing to a robust criminal justice response. As part of the Blue Campaign, DHS has created a variety of materials including trainings, posters, brochures and indicator cards. To order these materials, go to the following link: http://www.dhs.gov/files/publications/blue-campaign-order-materials.shtm

Department of Labor Issues Final Rule on H-2B Program
The U.S. Department of Labor's Employment and Training Administration and its Wage and Hour Division recently announced a final rule to improve the H-2B temporary nonagricultural worker program. The rule includes changes to several aspects of the program to strengthen worker protections and enforcement authorities. The H-2B program allows the entry of foreign workers into the United States on a temporary basis when qualified U.S. workers are not available, and the employment of those foreign workers will not adversely affect the wages and working conditions of U.S. workers. The H-2B program is limited by law to a cap of 66,000 visas per year. The Department of Labor’s press release on the new rule, with links to fact sheets and other information, is available at http://www.dol.gov/opa/media/press/eta/eta20120283.htm.

Freedom Network Conference
Freedom Network USA will host its tenth annual conference on human trafficking on March 21 -22, 2012 in New York, New York. The conference, “Beyond Rhetoric: Human Trafficking, Work from the Field,” is open to the public and includes sessions on legal services, trauma-informed care, and working with domestic minor victims. To register for the conference and to find out more information, please see the following website: www.freedomnetworkusa.org