October 28th marks 20 years since the first Trafficking Victims Protection Act (TVPA)
was signed into law establishing the crime of human trafficking in the United Stat Continue reading . . .
In the last few months, a potato producer in Texas has come under scrutiny
, first for the abuse of workers in his employ and later because one of his workers died after Continue reading . . .
In just the past few weeks, law enforcement operations in Georgia
and Continue reading . . .
What most people think they know about child sex trafficking generally involves stories – young girls and boys being kidnapped by strangers, forced into windowless vans, then driven to another city or state where they are kept drugged and chained in a brothel.
While situations like these do exi Continue reading . . .
Most people assume that the Thirteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution wholly abolished legal slavery in the United States in any form. The reality, however, is that the Thirteenth Amendment contained one important exception: Prison labor.
Those who have been “duly convicted” Continue reading . . .
Technology plays a role in almost every aspect of human trafficking, including recruiting victims and carrying out trafficking operations. At the same time, technology can also be used to combat human trafficking, aiding in investigating and prosecuting traffickers and providing services and support Continue reading . . .
In June, the U.S. Supreme Court decided two cases that together increase protections for the LGBTQ+ community and undocumented immigrant youth – aka “Dreamers.” These decisions are important, positive steps in the work to end sex and labor trafficking, both directly and indirectly. Leg Continue reading . . .