Tahirih Attorney Libby Hasse speaks with Reuters about her experience for this story on how fear drives human trafficking survivors into hiding in the Rio Grande Valley.
“Attorney Libby Hasse from the Tahirih Justice Center in Houston described a case of a woman who fled El Salvador, where she had been targeted for being a lesbian.
“She crossed illegally into the Valley with a smuggler who took her captive and demanded more money from her family.”
“She was forced to cook and clean and take care of kids for several months,” Hasse said. “Unfortunately it’s something that we see fairly frequently.”