How Trump Is ‘Destroying Protections’ for Victims of Human Trafficking

President Donald Trump looks at his notes before speaking during an event on human trafficking in the Cabinet Room of the White House, in Washington, Feb. 1, 2019 (AP photo by Evan Vucci). Critics say under Trump trafficking protections have weakened.
President Donald Trump looks at his notes before speaking during an event on human trafficking in the Cabinet Room of the White House, in Washington, Feb. 1, 2019 (AP photo by Evan Vucci). Critics say under Trump trafficking protections have weakened.

Critics say that under President Donald Trump, human trafficking victim protections have weakened in the United States, and the U.S. has not pushed other countries to address the issue more forcefully. The State Department recently released its annual Trafficking in Persons Report, which it describes as “the U.S. Government’s principal diplomatic tool to engage foreign governments on human trafficking.” The report assigns every country to one of three tiers based on its government’s efforts to combat human trafficking, with Tier 1 being the best and Tier 3 being the worst. Under the Obama administration, the U.S. began grading itself in […]

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