Indiana Passes Human Trafficking Law in Time for Super Bowl

By Elizabeth Prann Published February 02, 2012| FoxNews.com Indiana lawmakers passed tough human trafficking legislation this week — just in time to prevent an event where thousands of young girls could get bought and sold for sex. “The Super Bowl is a huge human trafficking event,” said State Sen. Randy Head, (R-Logansport). “They’re running sophisticated […]

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Human Trafficking Bill Advances In Fla. Legislature

TALLAHASSEE (CBSMiami/AP) – The state’s Senate Criminal Justice Committee gave unanimous approval to a bill Tuesday that would increase the penalties for human trafficking and smuggling. Under SB 1880 the penalty for trafficking would increase from a maximum of 15 years in prison to 30 years. The bill would create additional trafficking offenses, some with […]

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AP: Changes Ahead for Foreign Exchange Program

By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS    Published: January 31, 2012 at 10:39 PM ET Associated Press Writer Mitch Weiss contributed to this report from Charlotte, N.C. JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The U.S. State Department is proposing what it calls “significant and controversial” changes to a foreign exchange program that has been exploited by unscrupulous labor brokers and […]

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Woman in Ramapo labor-traffic case details sex-abuse allegations

  Written by Hema Easley Her voice cracking and her face flushed, the woman who says she is a victim of labor trafficking and sex abuse described her helplessness and humiliation as her father-in-law used his position of authority to touch her breasts and private body parts. Her husband and his family, the Jagotas of […]

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Valentine’s Day Campaign: Put some love in Executive Order 13126 | Slave Free Chocolate

In 1999 the US Department of Labor issued Executive Order 13126. “Prohibition of Acquisition of Products Produced by Forced or  Indentured Child Labor,” was signed on June 12, 1999. The EO is intended  to ensure that federal agencies enforce laws relating to forced or indentured  child labor in the procurement process. It requires the Department […]

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iPhone Suicides – Sign the Petition

Tell Apple: Immediately improve working conditions at factories that make iPhones and iPads

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U.S. Senator Rubio addresses Orlando Rescue & Restore Coalition

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40 Arrested in Internet Child Sex Operation

  OSCEOLA COUNTY, Fla. (WOFL FOX 35) – Following a week long undercover operation, 40 people, including a head swim coach, a professional golfer on the Senior PGA Tour, an eighth grade teacher, business professionals and consultants and eight college students, have been arrested and charged with soliciting sex from a child via the Internet […]

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Senator Joyner’s Bill On Human Trafficking Passes 2nd Committee

TAMPA – Legislation sponsored by Senator Arthenia Joyner (D-Tampa) increasing protection for victims of human trafficking unanimously passed the Senate Criminal Justice Committee on January 12. This is especially poignant in light of January being Human Trafficking Awareness Month. SB 80 creates tools for law enforcement to more effectively identify victims of human trafficking at […]

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Florida Aims Anti-Racketeering Bill at Human Traffickers, Sex Trade

For the original story by Kenric Ward click here. Florida, a key cog in an expanding global human-trafficking network, is looking to crack down on the $42.5 billion industry, starting with a vote on anti-racketeering legislation Thursday. Arally in Tallahassee on Wednesday marked a “Day of Awareness” in the fight against domestic human trafficking, whose […]

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