S. Hrg. 112-938; Serial No. J-112-41: The Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act: Renewing the Commitment to Victims of Human Trafficking, Hearing Before the Committee on the Judiciary, United States Senate, One Hundred Twelfth Congress, First Session, September 14, 2011 [open pdf - 9MB]
This is the September 14, 2011 hearing on "The Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act: Renewing the Commitment to Victims of Human Trafficking," held before the Committee on the Judiciary. From the opening statement of Patrick J. Leahy: "The Committee will today consider the Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act of 2011 and how best to continue and improve our efforts to end once and for all human trafficking at home and abroad. Human trafficking is a modern-day form of slavery. You cannot call it anything else. It is a modern-day form of slavery in which victims are forced into labor or sexual exploitation. Traffickers prey on the most vulnerable members of society, and no country is immune. It happens here, even here in our own backyard. Earlier this summer, the Justice Department secured convictions against traffickers who compelled undocumented immigrant women hired to be waitresses to engage in commercial sex acts using violence, fraud, coercion, and threats of deportation. Unfortunately, we hear these kinds of stories every day. Thanks to the tools provided by the Trafficking Victims Protection Act, we have made progress in combating this major human rights abuse. But there is more work to be done." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Luis CdeBaca, Mary Lou Leary, and Kelly Ryan.
S. Hrg. 112-938; Senate Hearing 112-938; Serial No. J-112-41
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