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  • ACLU Criminal Justice Information

    Use the resources on this American Civil Liberties Union web page to learn more and take action to protect the rights guaranteed to all Americans by the Bill of Rights. Content Detail

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    American Civil Liberties Union
  • Asylum Based on Sexual Orientation: A Resource Guide

    From this web site you may purchase over 500 pages of articles, decisions and a bibliography makes this guide the most useful set of resources for asylum claims based on sexual orientation in North America. Produced by LAMBDA with the International Gay & Lesbian Human Rights Commission. Content Detail

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    LAMBDA Legal Defense & Education Fund
  • Combat Modern-Day Slavery: Worker Trafficking

    The recently enacted Victims of Trafficking and Violence Protection Act of 2000 established important new tools and resources to combat trafficking and to provide vital assistance to its victims. An Internet link to the new legislation can be found at www.usdoj.gov/crt/crim/tpwetf.htm. The law creates new felony criminal offenses to address slavery and peonage; sex trafficking in children; and the unlawful confiscation of a victim's passport or other identification documents. It creates a new "forced labor" felony that will provide federal law enforcement with the ability to prosecute the sophisticated forms of nonphysical coercion that traffickers use today to exploit their victims. And it requires traffickers to pay full restitution to victims and to forfeit their assets if convicted. Read More

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    US Department of Justice
  • Fact Sheet: Human Trafficking

    Human trafficking is a modern-day form of slavery. Victims of human trafficking are subjected to force, fraud, or coercion, for the purpose of sexual exploitation or forced labor. Victims are young children, teenagers, men and women. After drug dealing, human trafficking is tied with the illegal arms industry as the second largest criminal industry in the world today, and it is the fastest growing. Content Detail

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    U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
  • Getting Arrested and the Law

    Arrests, warrants, searches, bail, and your rights and responsibilities. PDF document (may load slowly). Content Detail

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    South Carolina Bar Association
  • How Can An Immigration Lawyer Help You?

    If you or a family member is interested in living in the United States, you may need someone who can help you understand U.S. immigration laws and who can help you apply for legal status. This page will help you decide if you need an immigration lawyer and what you need to know to choose a qualified lawyer or authorized representative. Lawyers will tell you what to expect up front. They will warn you of the risks and possibilities that can reasonably be expected. Content Detail

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    American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • Imports

    These web pages contain information, regulations and forms relating to importing goods to the U.S. from other countries. Content Detail

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    U.S. Customs and Border Protection
  • Sex Trafficking

    Sex trafficking is a modern-day form of slavery in which a commercial sex act is induced by force, fraud, or coercion, or in which the person induced to perform such an act is under the age of 18 years. Enactment of the Trafficking Victims Protection Act of 2000 (TVPA) made sex trafficking a serious violation of Federal law. The TVPA also recognizes labor trafficking, which is discussed in a separate fact sheet. Content Detail

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    U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
  • Victim Assistance for Human Trafficking

    Human trafficking is a modern-day form of slavery. Human trafficking is tied with arms as the second largest criminal industry in the world today – after drug dealing – and is the fastest growing. Victims of human trafficking in the U.S. who are non-U.S. citizens are eligible to receive a special visa and other benefits and services through the Trafficking Victims Protection Act of 2000 (TVPA). Victims who are U.S. citizens may already be eligible to receive many of these benefits. These benefits and services include access to social service programs and immigration assistance needed to help victims safely and securely rebuild their lives in the United States. Content Detail

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    U.S. Department of Health and Human Services