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 . . .
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 . . .
Human trafficking and the COVID-19 pandemic have something in common: Both take advantage of those most affected by the inequities prevalent in our societies. COVID-19, like human trafficking, can happen to anyone. But they are a lot more likely to happen to people who are already facing oth Continue reading . . .
Last week, the U.S. Department of State released the 2020 Trafficking in Persons or TIP Report. Produced annually, the TIP Report ranks every country on a series of criteria related to governments’ efforts to fight human trafficking. The criteria are defined by the Trafficking Victims Protection A Continue reading . . .
The Coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, has swept the nation. People are being Continue reading . . .
The estimates of human trafficking victims are just educated guesses. Given those exploiting them are breaking the law and victims fear retaliation if they get help, there’s a conspiracy of silence that’s clouding an accurate picture of the problem. Sufficient resources won’t be budgeted to ad Continue reading . . .