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Human Trafficking

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 

Work on a partnership between the Department of Child Services and anti-human trafficking organizations to make sure our children aren’t getting lost or displaced in human trafficking rings or other illegal systems. As the United States remains one of the top consumers of sex worldwide, leading in demand we must remember the tremendous number of children that are being sold as sex slaves right here in America. These are American-born children, 50-60 percent of them coming from our very own foster care industry. This is why as your future U.S. Senator, I promise to make this one of my top priorities: to provide a greater monitoring system for Child Protective Services which helps to address the agency’s vulnerability to human trafficking. We’ll start by introducing legislation that focuses on keeping families together. Permanently removing children from their parents and placing them in foster care should be the last resort. We must work hard to keep children and their families together.

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