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March 17, 2013
ATEST held a national call today, urging participants from around the country to review ATEST’s federal appropriations requests and the federal funding priorities in the next fiscal year. ATEST invited interested groups to sign on to ATEST's appropriations request letters to five subcommittees and to the Department of State, Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration. View the appropriations letters here.
On the call, ATEST coalition partners also:Provided the latest update on...
March 17, 2013
The Trafficking Victims Protection Act (TVPRA) provides the tools necessary to provide services to survivors and to combat trafficking and modern-day slavery at home and abroad.
February 26, 2013
ATEST held a national call today, urging more than 125 participants from anti-trafficking organizations nationwide to activate their networks and press House of Representatives members to approve the Senate version of the TVPA as an amendment to the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA.) [NOTE: The bill passed – see ATEST statement.]
On the call, ATEST coalition partners also:
1. Discussed the importance of appropriations for anti-trafficking efforts and asked callers to review...
November 1, 2012
Attorneys General representing 46 states sent a letter to House and Senate Leadership, urging them to request funds in the fiscal year 2014 budget “to combat human trafficking and modern day slavery in accordance with the Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act of 2008 (TVPRA, P.L. 110-457).”
The letter emphasizes NAAG’s commitment to fighting human trafficking, stating, “The National Association of Attorneys General has made anti-human trafficking efforts one of its major...
September 5, 2012
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.