Migrating Toward Exploitation: Why Migrants Are Susceptible to Human Trafficking, and How Sisters Are Helping.


Already fleeing violence, economic desperation, or blackmail, the Central American migrants who head north to the US are often aware of the environmental dangers that come with the grueling journey. But their desperation can also ensnare them in the hands of a trafficker -- be it for labor or sex—a risk that catches them off guard, despite being the ideal victim upon starting their trek. Catholic sisters have long been devoted to the causes of human trafficking prevention and care for migrants. Global Sisters Report's Soli Salgado, will discuss this phenomenon in this hour-long workshop through her lens covering sisters in this ministry.