Brigham Young University Prelaw Review


Labor Exploitation, Migrant Workers, H-2 Visas, Immigration Law, Labor Trafficking, Flexible Visas, Trafficking Victims Protection Act or TVPA, Migrant and Seasonal Agricultural Worker Protection Act, MSPA


The current statutes addressing labor trafficking in the United States are insufficient in protecting migrant workers from labor exploitation. A solution to this often overlooked problem is to introduce flexible visas which allow migrant workers who have been victims of labor exploitation to seek new employment in the United States while remaining in valid legal status, affording them freedom from abusive employers.