Human and Sex Trafficking in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina and throughout country is big business. South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson spoke passionately at the all day Community Forum on Human Trafficking in North Myrtle Beach, that was held yesterday, about the crisis we are facing nationally, locally, and internationally. I was honored to play a small part as a panelist to discuss labor trafficking. There is so much we need to know … awareness is key; being a little curious about what we are witnessing, knowing who to call, what signs should we be looking at …To learn more about it and what resources are available go to: http://www.scag.gov/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/poster.jpg
There was great coverage in the paper by the Sun News in Myrtle Beach… So happy they were there. Please check it out at http://www.myrtlebeachonline.com/news/local/crime/article107871137.html
Donusia Lipinski, the founder and CEO of Myrtle Beach Immigration Law Office, has been invited to participate on a panel that will addresses human sex and labor trafficking, as it relates to the resources available to trafficked immigrants. This panel is part of a day-long event on human trafficking.
Victims of trafficking in South Carolina, vary widely and include citizens, non-citizens, males, females, children, and adults. Often referred to as “modern day slavery,” human trafficking includes labor and sex trafficking, or both. Very simply, this crime is people profiting from the control and exploitation of other human beings.
Many people are unaware that ‘continued presence’ and T visas are available to immigrant survivors of human trafficking. The T nonimmigrant visa allows victims to remain in the U.S. to assist federal authorities in the investigation and prosecution of human trafficking cases.
The Public is invited.
When: October 12, 2016
Where: The Conference Center at Barefoot Resort, 2250 Premier Resorts Boulevard, North Myrtle Beach.
Time: 9:30 AM to 4:00 PM
For more information, please go to: www.northmyrtlebeachwomansclub.com
To Register go to: www.humantraffickingcommunityforum.eventbrite.com
This event, is being presented by the General Federation of Women’s Clubs, and is being sponsored by the City of North Myrtle Beach, the City of Myrtle Beach, the North Myrtle Beach Chamber of Commerce, Horry County Council, McLeod Seacoast, WPDE, Elliott Realty, North Myrtle Beach Times and Horry County Council.
For more information and to register, please check out the flyer which will provide more information on the forum and how to register for it.