ABSTRACT

ICE Faces Challenges in Its Efforts to Assist Human Trafficking Victims   [open pdf - 2MB]

From the Highlights: "We determined the extent to which U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) identifies and tracks human trafficking crimes to assist victims. Human trafficking involves a trafficker compelling a victim to engage in labor or services or a commercial sex act through force, fraud, or coercion. Anyone under 18 years old compelled to engage in a commercial sex act is a victim of child sex trafficking. [...] ICE did not adequately identify and track human trafficking crimes. Specifically, ICE Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) did not accurately track dissemination and receipt of human trafficking tips, did not consistently follow up on tips, and did not maintain accurate data. Additionally, HSI special agents did not consistently and properly maintain human trafficking case files from initiation to closure. Finally, we found several examples of incomplete and inaccurate victim assistance data."

Report Number:
Department of Homeland Security, Office of Inspector General, Report No. OIG-21-40
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Date:
2021-06-04
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Public Domain
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Office of Inspector General, Department of Homeland Security: https://www.oig.dhs.gov/
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