Tuesday, January 17th, 2017

Taken For a Ride: Report Documents H-2B Abuses in U.S. Fair and Carnival Industry

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"Families across the United States remember with nostalgia the food, rides, and atmosphere of the local fairs and carnivals, but hidden behind the memories and bright lights are migrant workers who pay a high price to create these experiences.  On the United Nations World Day of Social Justice, the American University Washington College of Law Immigrant Justice Clinic and Centro de los Derechos del Migrante, Inc. (CDM) released a report, Taken for a Ride: Migrant Workers in the U.S. Fair and Carnival Industry, that describes the abuses of migrant workers who form the backbone of one of America’s favorite pastimes.  The information for the report was gathered using in-depth interviews of migrant fair and carnival workers.  Fair and carnival companies bring migrant workers to the