Labor Trafficking

New law fights human trafficking at California hotels and motels
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New law fights human trafficking at California hotels and motels

A new bill aimed at fighting human trafficking has been signed into law in California. The new law means hefty fines for hotel owners who suspect human trafficking is happening but don’t report it. “It will help incentivize businesses to not turn a blind eye to what’s happening underneath their noses,” said San Luis Obispo…

Together we are a special Anti-Human Trafficking Task Force – Lewiston Sun Journal
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Together we are a special Anti-Human Trafficking Task Force – Lewiston Sun Journal

I’m encouraged by the opportunity to write about human trafficking in previous articles and that many people have reached out with questions and suggestions. “What we do as individuals is important. What we do as individuals collectively is even more important.” Together we are a Special Task Force. The first question was, “How do I…

Salt and light on human trafficking | Opinion | hpj.com
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Salt and light on human trafficking | Opinion | hpj.com

Editor’s note: PBJ Learning is non-denominational. Human trafficking is a serious problem but certainly one that is easy to not spend any time on unless you have personally been affected. At a recent conference Dr. Katherine Welch from Indiana had just returned from 20 years in Thailand and she shared what she witnessed regarding trafficking…

'Real People That We Care About Are Being Exploited' – POLITICO
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'Real People That We Care About Are Being Exploited' – POLITICO

MEDFORD, ORE. — Early on a warm August morning in 2021 — as helicopters and drones hovered overhead — three women huddled under a sheet of plastic in a southern Oregon greenhouse. Outside, state, federal and county law enforcement were raiding the massive unlicensed cannabis farm where the women had worked for two months. Officers…

Meadville woman to go to trial in Mifflin County on labor trafficking charges – Yahoo
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Meadville woman to go to trial in Mifflin County on labor trafficking charges – Yahoo

Oct. 1—LEWISTOWN — A Meadville woman will stand trial in Mifflin County on charges of labor trafficking and involuntary servitude involving four underage girls at a vehicle detailing shop she owns in Lewistown. Ellen Cummings, 44, of 15554 Rogers Ferry Road, Friday waived her right to a preliminary hearing on multiple charges filed by the…

Montana Anti-Human Trafficking Task Force receives national FBI award
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Montana Anti-Human Trafficking Task Force receives national FBI award

Regional FBI officials presented the Yellowstone County Area Human Trafficking Task Force with a Director’s Community Leadership Award on behalf of FBI Director Christopher Wray. Members of the task force’s steering committee accepted the award, including co-chairs Stephanie Baucus and Penny Ronning; board members Scott Koch, Melanie Tripp, and Erin Walker; and steering committee members…

What are the signs of human trafficking? – Dallas Morning News
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What are the signs of human trafficking? – Dallas Morning News

Texas ranks second in the country as the state with the most cases of human trafficking reported to the National Human Trafficking Hotline. Texas Department of Family Protective Services and the Texas Human Trafficking Prevention Task Force designated Friday Statewide Human Trafficking Sign Day. The groups are asking Texas businesses to post signs in their…

Lao couple sentenced to 15 years in prison for human trafficking – Radio Free Asia
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Lao couple sentenced to 15 years in prison for human trafficking – Radio Free Asia

A Lao couple who hired young women to work as waitresses and later tried to coerce them into having sex with customers have been sentenced to 15 years in prison and fined 100 million kip ($6,500) each, authorities said, in a rare case in which traffickers in the country have faced significant punishment for their…