Human trafficking

Our advocacy on human trafficking in the past year included support for funding various prevention and response programs in the fiscal year 2017 budget and for the bipartisan Trafficking Survivors Relief Act which would prevent victims of trafficking from being charged with certain crimes related to their trafficking experience. Neither passed but will likely be reintroduced in the new Congress.

A major bill expected this year is the Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act, which contains a number of prevention and response provisions, including protections for unaccompanied minors who immigrate to the United States. —Tammy Alexander