Immigrant Rights clinic student Angie Aguilar hard at work in the clinic. Angie obtained a trafficking victim visa for her child client last week. Angie has been working on the case since her summer clinic semester.
Human Trafficking involves the commercial exchange and exploitation of humans including forced prostitution and pornography, involuntary labor, servitude and debt bondage. Human trafficking is a growing problem worldwide, recently rising to the second most common criminal activity behind the illegal drug trade. Florida has been identified as a hub for human trafficking activity, citing one of the highest incidences of human trafficking in the country. This crime affects all types of individuals, both foreign and domestic. Students in the Immigrant Rights clinic provide representation to human trafficking victims in North East Florida.