Although we are confident that you will have an enjoyable and rewarding stay in the United States, it is important to realize that bad situations do occur and there are people who prey on foreign workers.
KNOW YOUR RIGHTS!
You have the following rights, regardless of your visa status:
- Be paid fairly
- Be free from discrimination
- Be free from sexual harassment and sexual exploitation
- Have a healthy a safe workplace
- Request help from union, immigrant, and labor rights groups
- Leave an abusive employment situation
There are also additional rights for foreign workers who are here on the following nonimmigrant statuses:
- A-3, G-5, NATO-7, and B-1 Domestic Employees
- H-2A Temporary Agricultural Workers
- H-2B Temporary Non-Agricultural Workers
- J-1 Exchange Visitor Visas
- Summer Work Travel
- Intern or Trainee
- Au Pair
One of the best ways to ensure these rights are being adhered to and to avoid bad situations is to immigrate to the United States through the legally outlined procedures with the help of an experienced, licensed immigration attorney – not a lay person or notario.
An experienced immigration attorney, like the employment-based immigration attorneys at the Scott Law Firm, will work with both you and your anticipated employer throughout the application process, which not only vets you as the immigrant, but your potential employer as well.
There are approximately 57,000 individuals estimated to be involved in human trafficking in the United States and approximately 50 million people who are victims of human trafficking worldwide.
IF YOU HAVE BEEN MISTREATED, CONTACT THE NATIONAL HUMAN TRAFFICKING HOTLINE AT 1-888-373-7888 (WITHIN THE U.S.), TEXT “HELP” TO 233733 (WITHIN THE U.S.) OR EMAIL NHTRC@POLARISPROJECT.ORG
TRAINED SPECIALISTS ARE ALWAYS AVAILABLE TO HELP IN MORE THAN 200 LANGUAGES. YOU DO NOT HAVE TO GIVE YOUR NAME OR IDENTIFY YOURSELF. LEARN MORE AT WWW.TRAFFICKINGRESOURCECENTER.ORG.
If you have been a victim of human trafficking or abuse, you may also qualify for a special category visa.
If you are interested in working in the United States on a temporary or permanent basis, contact the Scott Law Firm today!