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March 27, 2014
Human trafficking is a $32 billion industry. However, for every $32 a trafficker earns, the U.S. Government spends only 10 cents to combat this crime. We need your support to ensure greater U.S. investment in programs that are critical to preventing human trafficking, punishing offenders, and providing support and services to victims. On March 26, ATEST hosted an Appropriations Webinar to educate the community about our FY 2015 funding requests and how they can strengthen federal anti-...
February 27, 2014
The Alliance to End Slavery & Trafficking (ATEST) hosted a National Call on Child Welfare on February 20, 2014. ATEST was joined by anti-trafficking organizations to discuss the latest developments in child welfare legislation pending in the House (H.R.1732) and Senate (S.1823).
ATEST invited interested groups to sign on to a letter in support of S.1823, a critical piece of legislation needed to ensure that child victims of sex trafficking and labor trafficking are identified by...
February 11, 2014
Labor recruiters are often complicit or directly involved in the trafficking of workers, exploiting U.S. nonimmigrant visa programs. Legislation to strengthen regulation of foreign labor recruiters is an essential element in the prevention of human trafficking and forced labor.
July 1, 2013
On June 25, 2013, the Alliance to End Slavery and Trafficking (ATEST) was joined by Uniform Law Commissioners on a call to discuss the latest updates in the human trafficking field and to consult on the background of legislative policies and important objectives in the uniform anti-human trafficking act. The drafted uniform act incorporates key victim protection provisions by permitting the vacating of convictions for crimes committed by victims of human trafficking as a result of their...
June 27, 2013
On June 21, 2013, the Alliance to End Slavery and Trafficking (ATEST) was joined by over 50 organizations on a call to discuss the latest developments in the Uniform Law Commission's committee meetings to draft a uniform anti-human trafficking act. The drafted uniform act incorporates key victim protection provisions by permitting the vacating of convictions for crimes committed by victims of human trafficking as a result of their trafficking situation, by creating a safe harbor for sexually...