- There are nearly 1.5 million workers and students in Canada. Some 90,000 new permanent residence spots will be available for them beginning May 6. Click here to read more.
- DHS is announcing a supplemental increase of 22,000 visas for the H-2B Temporary Non-Agricultural Worker program. 6,000 of these visas will be reserved for nationals of the Northern Triangle countries of Honduras, El Salvador, and Guatemala.
- People who have Temporary Work Visas such as the H-2B can be vulnerable to human trafficking because they are bound to one employer for the duration of their stay—if they leave that employer, they will be deported. Click here to learn more: Human-Trafficking-on-Temporary-Work-Visas.pdf (polarisproject.org)
- Please register for the upcoming event, The True Cost: Stories of Human Trafficking, on May 22, 2021 from 1:00 - 3:00pm CT. This virtual performance “gives voice to the forgotten ones: the people who are forced into sexual servitude; the children who are exploited for slave labor; the adults who are lured into domestic labor that turns out to be entrapment.” Following the production, there will be a post-show panel discussion with local experts and activists.
- This event is free and sponsored by the Dominican Sisters of Sinsinawa Anti-trafficking Committee of Madison, WI.
- Click here to register: THE TRUE COST: STORIES OF HUMAN TRAFFICKING (google.com). REGISTRATION DEADLINE is Wednesday, May 19, 2021.
Racism and Climate Change
- Watch Indigenous rights lawyer and activist Sherri Mitchell explain why all Americans should care about environmental justice and Indigenous issues: Why All Americans Should Care About 'Environmental Racism’ | NowThis - YouTube
- May is Haitian Heritage Month in the United States! Click here for an update from our partner, Beyond Borders, and pray for them and the people of Haiti during this time of violent unrest. The “work to promote and defend the rights of children, and to end violence against women and girls is more critical than ever in times like these.”