The billboard shows what looks like a young woman’s hands tied with rope. The words written over the image state “It happens here.” I saw the billboard across the street from a motel in Wicomico County, Maryland, where I met 40-plus migrant seasonal farmworkers from Mexico on H2A visas working on farms in Maryland. The horror of human trafficking, farmworkers tell me, can be true. It is not just about sex trafficking.
Regulation, enforcement and transparency needed to prevent abuse of H2A migrant workers
November 8, 2023