Pursuant to the William Wilberforce Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act (Public Law 110-457), the DOS is now issuing a pamphlet to nonimmigrants informing them of their rights as workers and alerting them to the dangers of human trafficking and labor exploitation. Any person applying to enter the United States for temporary work or study with a A-3, G-5, NATO-7, B-1 as a domestic employee, H-1B (including H-1B1 for nationals of Singapore/Chile), H-2A, H-2B, or J-1 visa is required to review and understand the pamphlet. The pamphlet details:

  • the basic rights of nonimmigrants, such as the right to receive fair pay, the right to be free from forced labor, the right to maintain possession of personal documents, and the right to seek justice in the U.S. courts
  • important information describing how to obtain a visa, the different types of visas available, and the various protections that are afforded to visa holders depending on their work authorization
  • resources, both government and non-governmental, that are available to assist nonimmigrant visa holders who are suffering from abuse, trafficking, or exploitation
  • services that are offered to victims of trafficking or abuse, including immigration benefits, remedies, and medical services.