Secretary Napolitano Launches First-of-Its-Kind Campaign to Combat Human Trafficking [July 22, 2010] [open pdf - 303KB]
"Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Janet Napolitano today launched the 'Blue Campaign'--a DHS-wide initiative to combat human trafficking through enhanced public awareness, victim assistance programs, and law enforcement training and initiatives. 'The battle against human trafficking is a shared responsibility involving the Department's federal, state, local and tribal law enforcement partners, non-profit and non-governmental organizations, governments around the world and communities across the nation,' said Secretary Napolitano. 'With the Blue Campaign, we seek to shine a light on a crime that thrives in the shadows, bring traffickers to justice, and assist victims in communities across the nation.' The Blue Campaign was officially launched today by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Director John Morton, U.S. Customs and Border Protection Commissioner Alan Bersin, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Director Alejandro Mayorkas, Federal Law Enforcement Training Center Deputy Director Ken Keene and Alice Hill, Senior Counselor to Secretary Napolitano--underscoring the unified effort to prevent human trafficking, assist victims and hold traffickers accountable by bringing together the Department's diverse resources and expertise under one initiative."
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