Later this month The Red Cord Organization will be hosting their first annual Human Trafficking Awareness Gala. "And because of that, right under our noses, human traffickers are able to exploit major gaps in our visa program", Deutch said. In all 50 states, the District of Columbia and U.S. Territories, there are over 30,000 cases of potential human trafficking reported.
For years, Pennsylvania resident Catherine "Cat" Rojas lived a life filled with sexual exploitation. Pansing Brooks, who past year successfully led the passage of tougher penalties for traffickers. Between 100,000 and 300,000 American children are at risk of being trafficked.
"I don't mind sending a message to them that this is an aggressive state", Peterson said. This is a national, toll-free hotline with specialists available to answer calls 24/7 related to potential trafficking victims, suspicious behaviors, and/or locations where trafficking is suspected to occur.
As with all crimes, if you see something, say something.
North Carolina is thought to have one of the top rates of human trafficking in the nation, said Libby Magee Coles, chairwoman of the state Human Trafficking Commission. Often they feel trapped: If they complain, they will lose their jobs; if they lose their jobs, they'll be deported, and they'd return home without the money they paid to get the visa assistance. "We were fortunate enough to have a lot of victims come forward". "It does not discriminate", Rojas said. In many instances, these girls might not return home. She befriended a man she says forced her into the sex trade. Trafficking of persons involves the recruitment or transfer of people by the means of force, fraud, or coercion for the goal of exploitation including forced labor, domestic servitude, removal of organs, and commercial sexual exploitation. Labor trafficking has been found in diverse labor settings such as, domestic work, small businesses, large farms and factories.
Some think that human trafficking only happens to children or women.
"The most despicable part about it is that it is the sale and resale of human flesh, of our most vulnerable of Nebraskans" said Lincoln Sen.
"An estimated 25 million people are now victims of human trafficking for both sex and labor. We are just beginning to scratch the surface on how serious this problem is, and we're committed to doing everything we can to "put the brakes" on it".
"Transparency is long overdue for a system that issues millions of temporary work visas a year", Deutch said. In collaboration with the Pennsylvania Public Transportation Association, every state transit agency director also has been trained.