HEADLINES: Trafficking

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button_icon_trafficking_headlinesVisit our blog on Fridays for our HEADLINES: Trafficking feature, a part of LIRS’s End Human Trafficking Now campaign.  Human Trafficking is a much overlooked crime, but every Friday I will strive to bring you the most up-to-date news and information on the fight to eradicate trafficking.  Visit www.lirs.org/ehtn for more information on our End Human Trafficking Now campaign and how to get involved.

Human Trafficking … in Wyoming – Bill Would Outlaw Nasty Crime.  Wyoming is the only state in the U.S. without legislation on human trafficking. Wyoming law enforcement and prosecutors have to use kidnapping laws and sexual abuse of minors laws to address such cases. Members of the 62nd Wyoming Legislature are attempting to change that.  [Casper Journal]

Anti-Human-Trafficking Efforts Gain Momentum.  A growing wave of efforts to stop human trafficking has spread across the country as lawmakers and others look to combat the problem through law, policy, and grass-roots activism.  [USA Today]

Arkansas to Soon Have Human Trafficking Law.  Arkansas legislators have taken the first step in fighting the growing, but often hidden, problem of human trafficking in the state.  [The City Wire]

Michigan Lawmaker Aims To Fight Human Trafficking.  A Republican Michigan lawmaker has re-introduced legislation aimed at fighting human trafficking in Michigan.  [CBS Detroit]

Lawmakers Hear Testimony on Sex Trafficking Bill.  Camille Naaktgeboren shared grim truths of modern day slavery with state lawmakers on Wednesday so other victims might one day have the same chance to recover that she’s had.  [Associated Press]

Immigration Reform and Workers’ Rights. Members of Congress and President Obama have been working in earnest to deliver on their promise to overhaul immigration this year. Mr. Obama would clearly prefer a bipartisan bill, and last week the Senate Judiciary Committee held its first hearing on possible changes in immigration law. [New York Times]

Bill Cracking Down on Sex Traffickers gets Support at Hearing. She told a Council Bluffs jury how the pimp lashed her with a belt for falling asleep when she was supposed to be working as a prostitute. [World Herald Bureau]

Human Trafficking Bill targets Pimps, Johns.  Pimps who force women and children into prostitution are operating in Nebraska with little fear of punishment, and current state law isn’t deterring the people who solicit them, lawmakers were told Wednesday.  [Associated Press]

Wyoming May Become Last to Outlaw Human Trafficking.  A bill to make human trafficking a crime in Wyoming cleared its last hurdle in the state Legislature on Wednesday. [Casper Star-Tribune]

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