Today, Freedom Network USA joins the Human Trafficking Legal Center to issue a joint statement on President’s Trump Oval Office address on January 8, 2019. As the largest coalition of human trafficking experts in the United States, we are intimately familiar with the realities of this crime. The Trump Administration’s cynical manipulation of human trafficking as a political pawn in the government shutdown cannot stand. For months, the Trump Administration has used the rhetoric of human trafficking “prevention” as cover for vicious attacks on all immigrants, including victims of trafficking. The fact is that his increased enforcement policies make people more vulnerable to human trafficking – not less.
A border wall will not stop traffickers. The government shutdown will harm trafficking victims.
Read more about the facts in our statement here.
Thank you to our colleagues at HTLC for spearheading this effort.