500 Indians sue US company for Human trafficking
Over 500 Indian “guest workers” who were brought to the US to work in shipyards after Hurricane Katrina are suing American company Signal International and other entities on charges of human trafficking and racketeering.
This lawsuit could well be the largest human trafficking case in US history, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) said in a statement.
According to reports, Signal International brought the workers into the US on the H-2B visa with false promises of helping them attain permanent US resident status.
The complaint alleges that once in the US the workers were subjected to squalid living conditions, psychological abuse, inadequate payment for their work and threats of serious legal and physical harm.