Human trafficking is real and representatives need to stop pretending as if it isn’t. An estimated 27 million people, including 1.2 million children, are held in slavery worldwide - despite the fact that in every single country slavery is outlawed. The underground network runs deep and is vastly hidden. To that end, more research is needed from experts in the field to create legislation that will directly shake up the market.
There are a variety of ways to keep an open revolving door of human trafficking world-wide: mass discrimination, illegal immigration, migration, kidnapping, the institution of bonded labor by moneylenders, illegitimate adoptions, etc. In order to crack down on human trafficking in the United States we need leaders in Congress who are unafraid to bring its harsh realities to light.
As a future United States Senator, here’s what I plan to work on to help eliminate human trafficking in the United States and bring awareness:
Ensure our law enforcement, first responders, and many more have human trafficking awareness training and information by creating partnerships with anti-human trafficking organizations
Create legislation that cracks down on companies and businesses who refuse to prevent human trafficking in their supply chains
Create legislation that cracks down on illegal immigration (See Immigration Policy)
Partner with anti-human trafficking organizations to provide information to communities on kidnappings and illegitimate adoptions