Tag Archives: Human Trafficking

AG Garland Announces DOJ Strategy to Combat Human Trafficking

Merrick Garland

On Monday, United States Attorney General Merrick Garland released the Department of Justice’s (DOJ) new National Strategy to Combat Human Trafficking. Rooted in the foundational pillars and priorities of the interagency National Action Plan to Combat Human Trafficking, which President Biden released in December, the Justice Department’s National Strategy is …

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Anti-Human Trafficking Bill Named For Frederick Douglass Introduced

Chris Smith, Ken Morris

Congress is taking new steps to combat human trafficking by introducing a bill named after abolitionist Frederick Douglass. On September 3rd, descendants of Douglass and Congress members announced the Frederick Douglass Trafficking Victims Prevention and Protection Reauthorization Act of 2021­. The date coincides with the anniversary of Douglass’ self-emancipation in …

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Biden Administration Launches Anti-Trafficking Task Force

Vice President Kamala Harris

President Joe Biden’s administration on Monday announced a new anti-trafficking and human smuggling task force operation in the Northern Triangle countries and Mexico. Vice President Kamala Harris highlighted the initiative during a joint press conference with Guatemalan President Alejandro Giammattei while in Guatemala on her first official foreign trip. “Transnational human smuggling …

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