DIPA assures that the services, programs, and protections of the NYSDOL are available to all workers. This includes the growing groups of people who moved to New York State from other countries and those that speak languages other than English.
DIPA also spearheads NYSDOL’s human trafficking response efforts. Forced Labor, also known as “Human Trafficking,” is a serious crime. Labor trafficking occurs when a person uses force, fraud, or coercion to induce another to work against their will. Trafficked people may not realize that what is happening to them is illegal and that help is available.
Division of Immigrant Policies and Affairs Fact Sheet (P740)
Forced Labor is a Crime - Brochure (P744)