Human Trafficking

WASHINGTON | Trump says US stepping up fight against human trafficking

WASHINGTON — The U.S. is stepping up the fight against human trafficking until it can be stamped out “once and for all,” President Donald Trump said Thursday, calling for an end to “modern slavery.” Trump delivered remarks at the White House at the annual meeting of the Interagency Task Force to Monitor and Combat Trafficking … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Trump says US stepping up fight against human trafficking

Wisconsin News: AG Brad Schimel Brings Law Enforcement, Transportation Industry Partners Together to Fight Human Trafficking

MADISON, WI – Wisconsin Attorney General Brad Schimel Thursday met with partners from law enforcement and the trucking, busing, and transportation industry at Harley-Davidson of Madison to identify new ways to work together to fight against human trafficking.  The meeting was hosted by the Wisconsin Department of Justice (DOJ) with Truckers Against Trafficking (TAT) and … Continue reading Wisconsin News: AG Brad Schimel Brings Law Enforcement, Transportation Industry Partners Together to Fight Human Trafficking

United States | Deputy Secretary Sullivan Co-Hosts UNGA Side Event on Human Trafficking With U.K. Secretary of State for International Development Penny Mordaunt and Six Other Governments

United States | The below is attributable to Spokesperson Heather Nauert:‎ Deputy Secretary John J. Sullivan today co-hosted a public event on the margins of the 73rd session of the UN General Assembly entitled “Stepping up Action to End Forced Labour, Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking,” proudly joining the governments of Argentina, Australia, Bangladesh, Bahrain, … Continue reading United States | Deputy Secretary Sullivan Co-Hosts UNGA Side Event on Human Trafficking With U.K. Secretary of State for International Development Penny Mordaunt and Six Other Governments

LAGOS, Nigeria | Britain, Nigeria sign defense pact to counter Boko Haram

LAGOS, Nigeria — Britain and Nigeria signed a security and defense agreement during a one-day visit by Prime Minister Theresa May on Wednesday as Africa’s most populous country struggles to defeat Boko Haram extremists and others linked to the Islamic State organization. The British prime minister is on a three-country Africa visit with a large … Continue reading LAGOS, Nigeria | Britain, Nigeria sign defense pact to counter Boko Haram

VATICAN CITY  | Pope decries human trafficking for forced labor, sex trade

VATICAN CITY  — Pope Francis is urging everyone to combat the “shameful crime” of human trafficking, noting that it’s often linked to migrant smuggling. In remarks Sunday to the public in St. Peter’s Square, Francis decried that many adults and children are trafficked into slavery for forced labor, sex businesses, organ trafficking, begging rackets and … Continue reading VATICAN CITY  | Pope decries human trafficking for forced labor, sex trade

Mississippi News: Hattiesburg Man, Raymorris Asencio Sentenced to 30 years for Human Trafficking

OXFORD, Miss. – Raymorris Asencio, 32, of Hattiesburg, Mississippi, was sentenced to 30 years in federal prison following his conviction for human trafficking and transporting a minor across state lines to engage in prostitution.  The announcement was made by U.S. Attorney William C. Lamar, FBI Special Agent in Charge, Christopher Freeze and Mississippi Attorney General … Continue reading Mississippi News: Hattiesburg Man, Raymorris Asencio Sentenced to 30 years for Human Trafficking

Missouri News: MoDOT joins other transportation stakeholders to fight human trafficking

JEFFERSON CITY, MO – The Missouri Department of Transportation is joining other transportation stakeholders to help fight human trafficking. As a signatory to the Transportation Leaders Against Human Trafficking (TLAHT) pledge, MoDOT will voluntarily commit to educating employees and raising public awareness of human trafficking issues impacting our state and nation.  Employees will receive specialized … Continue reading Missouri News: MoDOT joins other transportation stakeholders to fight human trafficking

U.S. Department of State News: Selection of Annual U.S. Youth Observer to the United Nations

WASHINGTON – U.S. Department of State today released the following statement: The U.S. Department of State, in partnership with the United Nations Association of the USA (UNA-USA), is pleased to announce the selection of the annual U.S. Youth Observer to the United Nations.  Mr. Michael Scott Peters of Utah was chosen from a competitive pool … Continue reading U.S. Department of State News: Selection of Annual U.S. Youth Observer to the United Nations