Feds Probe Trafficking of Filipinos in U.S.

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U.S.federal authorities are investigating a major human trafficking case involving at least 11 overseas Filipino workers who have fled harsh working conditions from their hotel jobs in the resort city Biloxi, Miss. and sought shelter at the Philippine Consulate in Los Angeles.

Agents of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Department of Homeland Security, and Department of Labor have interviewed the victims and are also looking into possible misuse of H-2B visas by a syndicate suspected of raking in millions of dollars via the recruitment of seasonal non-agricultural workers into the United States in gross violation of U.S. laws.