On December 23, 2008, the President signed into law the William Wilberforce Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act (WWTVPRA) of 2008. The Act makes several changes to nonimmigrant visa classification criteria, visa processing requirements, and the ground for inadmissibility under INA section 212(a)(2)(H), A Department of State cable to all Diplomatic and Consular Post was issued in June 2009. The cable outlines the changes.
The Act also provides for suspension of A-3 and G-5 issuance for applicants seeking to work for members of a particular mission or international organization if the Department determines that any officials of that mission or international organization have abused or exploited one or more such visa holders, and such treatement has been tolerated by the mission or international organization.
Page Summary: A DOS pamphlet has been developed to educate foreign workers about their rights when in the United States.