Urbanministry: Human Trafficking In The United States

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According to Urbanministry.org (n.d.), “Human trafficking -- the sale, transport and profit from human beings who are forced to work for others -- is the modern equivalent of slavery. Against their will, millions of people around the world are forced to work for the profit of others, for example by begging, prostitution, involuntary servitude, working in sweatshops - even becoming child soldiers” (Human Trafficking: Definition, Prevalence, and Causes). Human trafficking continues to occur in virtually every country in the world. Human trafficking is known as modern day slavery and is a worldwide problem because other countries have weak laws where human trafficking flourishes. In addition, policies developed to combat human trafficking…show more content…
They are working with several agencies at every level, including local, state, and federal. The main objective is to disrupt the ideology of human trafficking. Furthermore, the FBI has set up 71 human trafficking taskforces and is working with others worldwide. Because human trafficking is on the rise the Attorney General, Secretary of State, and the Secretary of Homeland Security implemented the Human Smuggling Trafficking Center (HSTC). “The HSTC serves as a fusion center for information on human smuggling and trafficking, bringing together analysts, officers, and investigators from such agencies as the CIA, the FBI, the Department of State, and the Department of Homeland Security” (FBI,…show more content…
One recommendation is to prosecute traffickers and to be aware of the complexity of the crime. Another recommendation is to increase education about human trafficking at schools so that children are less vulnerable to traffickers. If Congress can work aggressively through agencies associated with other governments worldwide, new tools and policies will have a chance to be efficient. Furthermore, the government should encourage American business to participate in the fight against human trafficking. If the people in the world can work exclusively with each other it can focus on the prevention and ending of human trafficking. However, funding must come from existing resources and a long-term well-funded plan of action must be implemented. To prevent human trafficking from occurring people need education and awareness on the

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