by David Phinney
Monday September 28th 2020



Congress Urged to Look at Labor Trafficking

GovExec reiterates POGO’s press release today by outlining the group’s 13 priorities for Congress in the coming session. Among those priorities, the often celebrated, self-appointed, Washington-based watchdog group, aka, the Project on Government Oversight, singles out labor trafficking under US contracts in Iraq:

Highlighting a little-known issue, the advocacy officials cited a Defense Department investigation into human trafficking by federal contractors operating in Iraq. They noted that no hearings have been held to examine potential abuses of third-country nationals working on U.S.-funded projects, including the illegal confiscation of passports and violations of Iraqi immigration rules.

For more on what is claimed to be the “little known issue” of labor trafficking under US contracts, click here.


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