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This Husband And Wife Built A Luxury Brand, While Helping Hundreds Of Women Escape Human Trafficking

Ian and Brittany Bentley had no idea their initial trip to Ethiopia would lead them to launch a global luxury brand (Parker Clay), build a leather goods factory from scratch and ultimately provide employment opportunities for hundreds of impoverished women.

As a certified B Corp, Ian and Brittany aren’t just creating jobs in Ethiopia, they are paying their employees living wages that average 87% higher than comparable positions, while offering their workers life skills that will help them succeed beyond their Parker Clay tenure. Nearly half of Parker Clay’s employees had not previously held a salaried job. Reliable employment has provided many of the folks on Parker Clay’s team a level of financial autonomy they have never previously experienced.

John Greathouse: Ian – great to connect with you. What was the genesis of Parker Clay? What caused

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Trafficking victim sues feds to stop her deportation

She was trafficked into the country as a Peruvian teenager, locked away in virtual indentured servitude for six years before she escaped. Now married, the mother of four children and living in Charlotte, she was denied a special immigration visa created to protect women like her, and has been teed up for deportation.

She’s not leaving without a fight.

In a new federal lawsuit, the woman — identified only as Jane Doe — has called on the courts to block controversial Trump administration policies regarding so-called “T visas,” which were created 20 years ago to protect those trafficked into the country for sex or labor.

Her complaint names three federal agencies and two Trump cabinet members — acting Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf and Ken Cuccinelli, the president’s top immigration official and acting director of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, or ICE, which initiated the

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Lured to U.S. at 16, she sought visa for trafficking victims. Now she may be deported.

She was trafficked into the country as a Peruvian teenager, locked away in virtual indentured servitude for six years before she escaped. Now married, the mother of four children and living in Charlotte, she was denied a special immigration visa created to protect women like her, and has been teed up for deportation.

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She’s not leaving without a fight.

In a new federal lawsuit, the woman — identified only as Jane Doe — has called on the courts to block controversial Trump administration policies regarding so-called “T visas,” which were created 20 years ago to protect those trafficked into the country for sex or labor.

Her complaint names three federal agencies and two Trump cabinet members — acting Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf and Ken Cuccinelli, the president’s top immigration official and acting director of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, or ICE, which

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