Exploited farm workers win reprieve. Human trafficking case sets precedent

Nineteen victims of international human trafficking have been granted a reprieve by Canadian immigration officials in Windsor to stay in the country for two more years and make their case for remaining here permanently.

Cathy Kolar, immigration specialist with Legal Assistance Windsor, said Monday the case of the 19 migrant workers from Thailand, who had worked as forced labourers in the agriculture and food processing industries in Essex County and were facing deportation, has set a precedent for other exploited workers across Canada.

Story by Don Lajoie, The Windsor Star
June 20, 2011
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