06/15/2012

'Great strides' made combating human trafficking

The Justice Department set a record last year for the number of people charged in human-trafficking cases

By Jerry Seper
The Washington Times

WASHINGTON — Human trafficking is modern-day slavery whose victims include young women coming to the U.S. in search of a new life, children who grew up here but fall into a life of desperation and migrant workers robbed of the means to ensure their independence, a top Justice Department official said Wednesday.

"Although human trafficking may take many forms, it often has one thing in common - it is hidden in plain sight," Deputy Attorney General James M. Cole told the U.S. Conference of Mayors' Women Mayors meeting in Orlando, Fla. "While we have made great strides in attacking the problem, there is still so much yet to be done.

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