Human Trafficking is described as “modern-day slavery” or “involuntary servitude.”  This is a violation of human rights … “inalienable fundamental rights to which a person is inherently entitle simply because she or he is a human being.”  (Wikipedia)

Human Trafficking:  Exploitation.  It’s just in those “other countries,” not in North America, right?  Wrong.

In North America human trafficking is rampant, and you probably have seen it, but not realized it.  Why?  What makes it so camouflaged?  What is Modern-Day Slavery?  What are the human trafficking statistics?  How can this happen in our civilized and great country?

U.S. Department of State estimates that 14,500 to 17,500 persons are brought into the United States each year for labor or sexual exploitation. 

OK, so that means that it is just immigrants that are being trafficked, right?  No, there are children, teens, and adults who were born and raised in the U.S. who are being trafficked.

Don’t they know better?  Shouldn’t they be able to stand up for themselves?

There are people (traffickers) who want to exploit other people (relatives as well as people they don’t know) and they use many different methods to do so, such as websites like “Adult Back Page,” “Craigslist” … to forced prostitution at truck stops … to forced physical labor in the agricultural areas and factories, etc.

Who?  What?  When?  Where?  Why?  How?

We hope that we are able to help answer these questions for you.  We hope that we can inform you how to recognize it.  We hope that we can motivate you to make a change in your community or your state or the United States or the world … one person at a timeThese people are other people’s daughters, sons, mothers, fathers, sisters, brothers, aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, friends. And you’ll note that there is a lot of news on human trafficking.