Thursday, June 18, 2009

Trafficking in Persons In the US

After blogging about the Trafficking in Persons report that was recently released this week, a friend commented that it was interesting (she didn't use the word interested persay.. she was a bit more snide about it) that the U.S. published such report- "pointing fingers at other countries"-when trafficking is such a problem here. So I realized that I failed to mention in my previous post about a sister report came out along with the Trafficking in Persons report. The "Attorney General’s Annual Report to Congress and Assessment of U.S. Government Activities to Combat Trafficking in Persons Fiscal Year 2008," looks at the trafficking situation in the US. I encourage you all to check it out. Because trafficking is still a problem in this country and the Department of Justice is working to battle it.

"Sadly, there are thousands who are trapped in various forms of enslavement, here in our country….It is a debasement of our common humanity." ~ President Barack Obama

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