Combating Human Trafficking in Our Major Cities, Field Hearing Before the Committee on Homeland Security, U.S. House of Representatives, One Hundred Thirteenth Congress, Second Session, March 20, 2014 [open pdf - 512KB]
This is the March 20, 2014 hearing on "Combating Human Trafficking in Our Major Cities," held before the U.S. House Committee on Homeland Security. From the opening statement of Chairman McCaul: "The committee is meeting today to examine our Nation's efforts to combat human trafficking. […] In this city and many other cities across the United States, women and children, some not even in their teens, are held against their will and forced into prostitution rings. […] [M]any are American citizens. They live in difficult conditions. Some are abandoned or homeless or runaways, and they trust the first person who offers them a way out. Often this person is a trafficker, a person that is an expert on detecting vulnerability and a master at exploitation. Human trafficking is emerging in epidemic proportions throughout the United States and the world. While victims might not be physically imprisoned, they are trapped in deplorable conditions through force, fraud, or coercion that can make escape seem impossible." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following:Brian M. Moskowitz, Steven C. McCraw, Adrian Garcia, Ann Johnson, and Charles A. McClelland, Jr.
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