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Aired on 219West Television News Magazine, January 2012. Reported by Debra Pangestu and Produced by Brendaliss Gonzalez
Thousands of workers are lured to the U.S. each year in search for a better life. Seduced with promises of higher wages and permanent residency sponsorship, they arrive in the U.S. only to realize they’ve been victims of labor trafficking. These workers are living in a legal limbo: they can’t stay in the U.S., and they can’t return home.