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Handbook Helps Navigate Non-Prosecution Policies for Sex Work

2023-03-20T18:39:27-04:00March 14th, 2023|

Yale News

The Yale Global Health Justice Partnership (GHJP) and the Sex Workers Project (SWP) of the Urban Justice Center have jointly released a handbook on district attorneys’ policies of non-prosecution of sex work-related charges. The handbook supports advocates for sex worker rights, prosecutors, policy makers, and other stakeholders to develop, influence, track, and assess the operation and impact of district attorney non-prosecution policies.

Woman who sells virtual sex in VRChat denied US visa for ‘prostitution’

2023-02-22T21:45:41-05:00February 17th, 2023|

PC Gamer

"Speaking to Motherboard, an expert on the subject from The Sex Workers Project [of the Urban Justice Center] said that travelers are increasingly being interrogated at borders under suspicion of "prostitution" due to their online presence. Hex said on her now-private Twitter account that she didn't bring up her Fansly page in her visa application; it was something the US discovered itself."

OnlyFans girl denied entry into US for “prostitution”

2023-02-22T21:58:48-05:00February 15th, 2023|

The Bright

“When sex workers have criminal convictions under laws that criminalize sex work, we regularly see that those people may encounter intense questioning by immigration authorities to see if there exists grounds to deny them entry. But even when people DON’T have criminal convictions related to sex work, they may be subject to similar scrutiny," [said Clement Lee of UJC's Sex Worker Project]."

VRChat Sex Worker Denied Entry To US Over ‘Prostitution’

2023-02-22T21:43:26-05:00February 15th, 2023|


"Clement Lee, the Associate Director of Immigration Legal Services at the Urban Justice Center’s Sex Workers Project, told Motherboard that the U.S. denying sex workers access to the country is a pretty common occurrence. And while Hex doesn’t technically meet the legal definition for prostitution found in U.S. immigration laws, that sadly doesn’t really matter."

Thailand Is a Global Capital of (Illegal) Sex Work

2023-02-22T21:41:04-05:00February 15th, 2023|

Foreign Policy

"The Sex Workers Project, an advocacy organization based in New York, found that sex workers globally face a 45 percent to 75 percent chance of experiencing violence on the job. Transgender women such as Anna face an added layer of danger from clients who turn violent after discovering their identities."

VR-Y BAD! Virtual reality sex worker says she was ‘denied entry to US permanently’ for digital ‘prostitution’

2023-02-22T21:49:28-05:00February 14th, 2023|

The U.S. Sun

"And in the United States, that's just one of the many things Immigration looks for to deny visas – this is known as '"inadmissibility." This is a legal concept that "constitutes a broad array of immigration violations that can cover anything from polygamy to substance abuse to what immigration calls ‘engaging in prostitution,'" Clement Lee, the associate director of Immigration Legal Services at the Urban Justice Center’s Sex Workers Project, told Motherboard."

A Virtual Reality Sex Worker Was Denied Entry to the U.S. for ‘Prostitution’

2023-02-22T21:38:24-05:00February 14th, 2023|


"Clement Lee, the Associate Director of Immigration Legal Services at the Urban Justice Center’s Sex Workers Project, told Motherboard that sex workers confronting barriers to travel and obtaining visas is 'all too commonplace.'"

Ducey Announces Media Campaign Boosting Super Bowl-Sex Trafficking Hoax

2022-12-19T18:02:41-05:00December 13th, 2022|

Front Page Confidential

"Regarding the Super Bowl-sex trafficking myth, Mariah Grant, director of research and advocacy at the Urban Justice Center’s Sex Workers Project, said there’s no excuse for perpetuating this urban legend at this late date.  She noted that way back in 2011, the Global Alliance Against Traffic in Women (GAATW) released its seminal report, “What’s the Cost of a Rumor?”  — which concluded that there is “no evidence that large sporting events cause an increase in trafficking for prostitution.'”

U.S. Border Patrol Agent Convicted of Killing 4 Sex Workers He Solicited

2022-12-12T20:19:13-05:00December 8th, 2022|


"According to [the Sex Workers Project of] the Urban Justice Center, 30% of interviewed sex workers said they had been threatened with violence by police officers, and 27% reported experiencing violence at the hands of police that included beatings and rape."