Life on the margins: Undocumented immigrant abuse in the US

This is the seventh in a series of blogs from the finalists of this year’s Policy Idol competition. These blogs were originally presented as policy pitches at the live final of the competition earlier this year. Policy Idol is an annual competition open to all staff and students at King’s.

By Carlyn Greenfield and Carina Uchida

Undocumented immigration has been a focal point of the Trump administration’s policies and a hot topic in the recent presidential election. In the United States, undocumented immigrants have no right to work, to legal representation or to appeal deportation. These limitations lead them to become vulnerable to exploitation such as human trafficking, as they easily fall under the radar and are silenced through their legal status. Continue reading