Yihong (Julie) Mao

  • Hosted by New Orleans Workers' Center for Racial Justice
  • Sponsored by Friends and Family of Philip M. Stern
  • Service location New Orleans
  • Law school New York University School of Law
  • Issue area Immigrant Populations, Trafficking/Slavery, Workers' Rights
  • Fellowship class year 2011
  • Program AmeriCorps Fellows Program, Design Your Own Fellowship

The Project

The numbers of guestworkers trafficked into extreme labor conditions in the United States is increasing. Unable to demand fair working conditions or even leave their employers, guestworkers are subject to various coercive factors designed to keep them trapped in indefinite servitude. This project seeks to expand support to guestworkers, particularly in the South, through direct representation, federal agency advocacy and collaboration with civil service organizations, organizers and labor trafficking survivors themselves.

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