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Heeding a Silent Cry: CBP Takes Stand against Human Trafficking   [open pdf - 1MB]

"As part of a new awareness campaign, CBP [Customs and Border Protection] employees are attempting to inform travelers who seem like they might be vulnerable to trafficking. CBP is also working to educate the general public to recognize the indicators of human trafficking. Additional outreach and training activities include the development of an online training course for all CBP employees on identifying human trafficking and information available on the CBP.gov Web site on combating this horrible offense. Each of these tools will better equip CBP employees to identify potential human trafficking victims and to stop the exploitation before it starts. Law enforcement typically focuses on catching criminals, but CBP is focusing as much on helping victims as on putting the traffickers in jail. This victim-centered approach combined with the agency's role as the securers of the border give CBP a unique approach to combating modern day slavery."

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2010
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Public Domain
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U.S. Customs and Border Protection: http://www.cbp.gov/
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