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“We renew our determination to redouble our efforts to bring justice to all those who contribute to the cruelty of human trafficking, and will tenaciously pursue the promise of freedom for all victims of this terrible crime,” said the President Donald Trump in a press release issued Tuesday. by the White House.
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“FIGHT AGAINST TRAFFICKING IN HUMANS: President Donald J. Trump has prioritized the fight for the voiceless and ending the scourge of human trafficking across the country.
- In January 2020, President Trump celebrated the 20th anniversary of the Trafficking Victims Protection Act and signed an Executive Order on Combating Human Trafficking and Online Child Exploitation in the United States.
- With this ordinance, President Trump created the very first White House position focused solely on combating human trafficking.
- Since taking office, the president has signed nine bipartite pieces of legislation to combat trafficking in human beings, both nationally and internationally.
- Today, President Trump released his National Action Plan to Combat Human Trafficking to guide the federal government’s efforts to end human trafficking in the United States.
UPGRADING FEDERAL GOVERNMENT RESOURCES: The administration is committed to eradicating human trafficking by leveraging all federal government resources.
- The President approved the largest Department of Justice (DOJ) grant program in history to combat human trafficking, including the very first grants for safe housing for survivors.
- President Trump doubled the amount of DOJ funding to combat human trafficking that existed under the previous administration and prioritized funds to strengthen prosecution and frontline efforts in states.
- In fiscal 2019, federal law enforcement opened more than 1,600 new investigations into human traffickers, and DOJ-funded human trafficking task forces at national and local levels. reported opening more than 2,500 new cases.
- The Trump administration has signed bilateral agreements with El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala to help reduce labor exploitation.
A GLOBAL ACTION PLAN: The Administration is focused on implementing a whole-of-government approach to combating trafficking in human beings.
- The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) recently established the Center for Combating Trafficking in Human Beings (CCHT), establishing a centralized site for subject matter experts to coordinate and expand its efforts in combating human trafficking. human trafficking and forced labor.
- Agencies focus on preventing human trafficking through increased awareness and education, reduced demand, and reduced imports of products resulting from forced labor.
- The Department of Health and Human Services, DHS and DOJ have worked to train more than 95,000 professionals to strengthen their capacity to respond appropriately to suspected cases of human trafficking.
- These professionals include civil society, law enforcement and civil servants.
- Through the President’s Task Force on Missing and Murdered Native Americans and Alaska Natives, his administration is coordinating with tribal communities to better understand the impact of human trafficking in the Indian country.
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