Trump administration invests more than $100 million to fight human trafficking

by Peter Heck · Sep 22nd, 2020 8:24 am

Last Updated Sep 22nd, 2020 at 10:38 pm

The Trump Administration announced on Monday that it is putting more than $100 million into programs designed to combat human trafficking in the United States.

Attorney General William Barr, flanked by the president's daughter and adviser Ivanka Trump, announced the large financial grants set to be distributed to state and local governments and organizations providing direct assistance to victims.

"I'm very proud that these resources are going to help law enforcement officers and victim services providers hold perpetrators accountable and give the victims of these crimes a place to turn for refuge and support," Barr said.

Trump added that it was the "largest-ever investment" that her father's administration had made to combat sex slavery, which she called "arguably the greatest of human rights violations."

? Combating human trafficking has been one of the Trump administration's top priorities since taking office. Throughout his term, President Trump has signed nine separate pieces of legislation focused on fighting the practice.


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