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Policy & Resources
The links below offer specific anti-trafficking resources released by ATEST and our individual coalition partners. You can also visit our Policy Objectives page or individual issue pages to learn more about ATEST’s current policy objectives – Trafficking Victims Protection Act, Business Transparency on Trafficking and Slavery Legislation, Child Welfare Response to Human Trafficking Act, Prevention of Trafficking in Persons and Abuses Involving Workers Recruited Abroad Act and Anti-Slavery And Human Trafficking Appropriations.
August 22, 2014
The Alliance to End Slavery and Trafficking (ATEST) is urging the Office of Management and Budget in the White House to advise the President to request funds in the President’s fiscal year 2016 budget to combat human trafficking and modern day slavery in accordance with the Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act of 2013 (TVPRA, P.L. 113-4). Modern slavery is the civil rights issue of our generation. We can only hope to eradicate it within our lifetime by dedicating the necessary...
July 30, 2014
(Washington, DC) – Today, as the world celebrates the first UN-declared World Day against Trafficking in Persons, leaders in Congress and the White House are contemplating policy changes that would undermine the United States’ most important tool in the fight against human trafficking and modern slavery, the Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act of 2008 (TVPRA). Proposals aimed at expediting the deportation of vulnerable unaccompanied children who have crossed our border from...
July 28, 2014
The U.S. Government is considering changes to the Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act of 2008 (“TVPRA”) that would harm unaccompanied alien children and make victims of human trafficking particularly vulnerable. These changes would weaken legal protections for unaccompanied children by curtailing access to due process, legal representation, and child-appropriate services.
We need your support to oppose any attempt to amend or eliminate these protections. We need to...
July 3, 2014
The Business Supply Chain Transparency on Trafficking and Slavery Act of 2014 (H.R. 4842) requires companies with a minimum of $100 million in worldwide gross receipts annually to report transparently to the Securities and Exchange Commission and on their websites about their efforts to address slavery and child labor within their business operations, including supply chain and labor management. To learn more, click on our fact sheet.