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Immigration Advocates May Hold Key to Prosecuting Labor Traffickers

By William Rabb (Reporter)

Tuesday, November 26, 2019 | 482 | 0 | 33 min read

If prosecutors want to crack down on the rising tide of labor trafficking and all that it involves — from workers' compensation fraud to tax evasion — they'll need to work closely with immigrant support groups. That's one lesson from a recent high-profile prosecution of a Minnesota labor broker accused of supplying hundreds of skilled and unskilled laborers to construction sites — without workers' comp coverage and often paying them in cash. Immigrant advocate groups “were very instrumental in helping workers come forward,” said Chuck L...

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