There is something you can do to stop the most heinous abuses of illegal immigrants, and it can be as simple as making a phone call.
American Rattlesnake recently recounted the tale of “V.M.” an Indian maid kept in servitude in upstate New York.
Most striking is how this injustice was found out — by a simple phone call. Immigration officials were tipped off to the situation by information provided by the National Human Trafficking Resource Center, who themselves got the information through an anonymous tip.
Illegal immigration harms the legitimate residents of this country, by depressing wages and working conditions, and by promoting law-breaking, insular, un-American communities. But too often illegal immigrants are victims themselves.
By reporting their abuse, you can help them, and help stop the worst traffickers of illegal immigrants into this country. If you suspect something suspicious, you can call the NHTRC directly at 1-888-3737-888, or make a report via the Polaris Project.