Exploited Immigrants can seek help on the foreign land
Legal and Illegal immigrants can both seek help from police when exploited
Several hundreds of immigrants move to countries like USA and Canada every year. They all have one aspiration of doing well, working hard and earning a good amount of money for their families back home in their native countries.
However, when they land up on the foreign soil they experience things which they had never thought of.
The extent of exploitation
There are people who take up a job as nanny, after a certain period of time their employers stop paying them. In fact, they start exploiting them and asking them to do things which are supposedly far away from their work area.
They are tortured in various ways like they are not allowed to use the rest room and are asked to release themselves in an open area.
When they report the on-going exploitation to their head, in turn they are exploited further by asking for a handsome amount of money for providing them proper immigration papers.
Such a story of exploitation continues with both legal and illegal immigrants. Those come illegally to a foreign land are in more trouble of being victimized as she or he is caught in a wrong foot. They want to come out of the problem and desperately want to return back to their own country, in the process they are exploited further.
They are scared of approaching police as they know that the prices and punishment would be as severe as they can think of.
Can they still save themselves?
The immigrants who are caught in such traps still have a chance to save themselves. If they are legal immigrants they can always approach the cops and immigration officials and put their point across. There instances when the employers who harassed their immigrant employees are facing charges of committing conspiracy and extortion and are imprisoned.
The police have found a safer place for the immigrants to live and work further.
Immigrants can also try and obtain U-visa and safeguard themselves and approach police for help. If they do so they will be standing against the odd employers and teaching them a lesson.
Illegal immigrants also have the constitutional right to stay safely like any other citizen. On approaching the cops, it is their responsibility to provide protection to an illegal immigrant too if someone is found to be exploited.
Experts always suggest that you should consult a legal and authorized immigration consultant so that you are employed for a genuine job and not the kind which will let you get exploited.