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City Launches Program to Help Queens Trafficking Victims Come Out of the Shadows

New York Daily News

July 17, 2014

The new pilot, launched in conjunction with the Queens Human Trafficking Intervention Court, will connect undocumented victims with free lawyers to help them apply for legal status through U- and T-Visas, as well as asylum.  Sanctuary is one of the organizations providing pro bono legal services.

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City Launches Program for Queens Trafficking Victims

New York Nonprofit Press

July 17, 2014

The new pilot, launched in conjunction with the Queens Human Trafficking Intervention Court, will connect undocumented victims with free lawyers to help them apply for legal status through U- and T-Visas, as well as asylum. Sanctuary for Families, which helped create the pilot.

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Ayuda Para Víctimas de Tráfico Humano

Univision Nueva York

July 17, 2014

This Spanish-language clip details the services offered by Sanctuary for Families, particularly for victims of human trafficking.  It spotlights Kika Cerpa, a sanctuary client, victim, and Venezuelan immigrant.

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Force or Choice? American Muslim Marriages

The Huffington Post

July 1, 2014

In this longer read, Engy Abdelkader, co-director of Sanctuary's Immigration Intervention Project, differentiates between arranged and forced marriages in communities of American Muslims.  She emphasizes that the practice of forced marriages is not unique to one religion or ethnicity, but that many American Muslims are wary of talking about it for fear that it might reinforces misunderstandings about their culture.

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Pittsburgh Prostitution Sting Raises Concern Among Anti-Trafficking Advocates

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

June 27, 2014

Anti-human-trafficking advocates raised concern about the arrests of adult females in light of the arrest of nine women at the Downtown Sheraton in Pittsburgh.“The vast majority of those people who are in prostitution are not criminals. Lauren Hersh, a former Brooklyn prosecutor and current director of anti-trafficking policy and advocacy at Sanctuary, is quoted in this article.

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