President Releases Plan to Combat Human Trafficking

Determined to “eradicate this evil from our cities, suburbs, rural areas and tribal lands.”

This week, corresponding with the announcement of the opening of DHS’ Center for Countering Human Trafficking, President Donald Trump released his National Action Plan to Combat Human Trafficking. The plan outlines strategies to eradicate the “modern slavery” that exploits both adults and children.

The National Action Plan builds on the “three pillars” of the Trafficking Victims Protection Act of 2000: prevention, protection, and prosecution. The strategy outlines appropriate training of federal agents, cooperation with and support of state and local law enforcement, and public awareness campaigns. Faith-based and community organizations will support the recovery of survivors through medical and counseling services, education, and vocational training.

The plan states, “The United States Government is committed to eradicating human trafficking, commonly referred to as a form of modern slavery or trafficking in persons, in all its forms. Human trafficking, a crime of exploiting a person for compelled labor or commercial sex, has no place in a society that values freedom and the rule of law.”

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • That the blight of human trafficking would indeed be eradicated from society.
  • That God would bring healing and recovery to the survivors.
  • For President Trump as he works to address this exploitation of vulnerable members of the U.S.

Sources: The White House


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