The Trump administration is championing the fight against human trafficking by vowing to dedicate “our government’s full resources toward fighting this repulsive crime.”
In a fact sheet released Tuesday, the administration spotlighted some of the initiatives that have been approved by President Donald Trump in recent months.
“In March 2018, the president appointed nine human trafficking survivors to serve on the U.S. Advisory Council on Human Trafficking for terms of two years,” noted the White House fact sheet.
“In September 2017, Ivanka Trump and Deputy Secretary of State Sullivan joined more than 20 world leaders at the United Nations General Assembly for a global call to end modern slavery and to announce the State Department’s $25 million grant to the Global Fund to End Modern Slavery.”
The statement denounced human trafficking as “an affront to human dignity,” “a sickening form of exploitation,” and “a global atrocity that deprives millions of their universal human rights.”
“My Administration will focus on ending the absolutely horrific practice of human trafficking. And I am prepared to bring the full force and weight of our government, whatever we can do, in order to solve this horrific problem,” said Trump.
The White House released the fact sheet partly in response to the Senate’s consideration of a bill that would revamp efforts to combat online sex trafficking.
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Source: Christian Post