Research Paper On Human Trafficking

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In today 's hectic world, it is not surprising that many people have never heard or still ignore the serious problem of human trafficking that exists in the U.S. Worldwide it is an industry that generates profits of millions of dollars every year. Human trafficking goes from prostitution to child exploitation, forced labor, smuggling of undocumented immigrants or sexual slavery of women and defenseless children. Human trafficking is a world of horror that lies hidden in large urban areas of the country and where their inhabitants know little or give no consideration to the problem. Labor and sex trafficking are the most common forms of trafficking.
Many believe that human trafficking has become a new form of modern slavery in today’s society.
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for a long time, although, for some it has been and is still a well-hidden crime. It is considered an organized crime because the victims are not free to choose their destiny. Victims are subject to the command of others who completely control their time and body as a business. This implies that people are voluntary or involuntary controlled under conditions of violence in most cases to perform labor and sex services, especially women and children. Trafficking, especially sex trafficking of young girls, has become a major problem for the United States. The U.S. is one of the main destinations and pathways of human trafficking: according to State Department figures portrayed in the human trafficking website, “14,500 to 17,500 people, primarily women and children, are trafficked to the U.S. …show more content…
This type of damage can undermine their health and mental stability, making them prone to falling back into the networks of traffickers. In the U.S. law enforcement agencies such as the Department of State began monitoring human trafficking since 1994. In 2006, the Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act was signed into law. The Department of Homeland Security is working with other governments and institutions to raise public awareness about trafficking through campaigns that warn its citizens about this crime. The FBI, meanwhile, conducts research to recognize cases of trafficking and to find potential victims and crime-prone communities. The FBI is trying to combat this serious problem. All people in the United States have rights and are protected by the laws of the country. Freedom is one of the most important rights. Also, stronger penalties are being implemented for those convicted of

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