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Protect our workers in foreign lands

  • Published at 06:48 pm August 21st, 2017
Protect our workers in foreign lands
Migrant workers contribute an immeasurable amount to the prosperity of our nation. But we have not done the best job of protecting them from harm. The recent tale of a woman who fell victim to human traffickers is only one among numerous stories of people being duped and sold, and then mistreated and abused in the most shocking ways. What was worse is that she was recruited by a government sanctioned agency. But the problem is not limited to human trafficking alone. Too often our citizens abroad find themselves vulnerable and stripped of their rights. Other countries do a better job of protecting their workers and their rights, no matter where they are. We need to start doing the same.