Migrants – people living and working outside their country of origin – are particularly vulnerable to human rights abuses. Migrant workers in factories and on farms can endure terrible working conditions, while migrant domestic workers can face a myriad of abuses inside employers’ homes. The trafficking of forced labor is a global problem. Human Rights Watch investigates rights violations arising when countries try to contain or divert the migrants, refugees, and asylum seekers at or within their borders, by placing adults and children in overcrowded and filthy detention centers, sometimes indefinitely. Large numbers of migrants fleeing criminality, poverty and environmental disaster will be without the protections of refugee status. Ultimately, all migrants should be treated with dignity.
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