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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...
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...
June 21, 2013
This letter expresses ATEST's strong support for Subtitle F- Prevention of Trafficking in Persons and Abuses Involving Workers Recruited Abroad of Title III of S.744 Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act of 2013. Specifically, we support the bill language that was approved by the U.S. Senate Committee on the Judiciary, and ask for the incorporation of this Subtitle into the House immigration reform bill.