4) It was a racist law (real name: White-Slave Traffic Act): "In addition to its stated purpose of preventing human trafficking, the law was used to prosecute unlawful premarital, extramarital, and interracial relationships.
7) November 7, 1986 - Child Abuse and Pornography Act of 1986 Focus on human trafficking not racism: *updated the Mann Act to include males *increased the penalty for transporting minors across state lines for the purpose of trafficking them.
8) October 28, 2000 - Victims of Trafficking and Violence Protection Act of 2000 * trafficking victims can sue their traffickers under federal civil law. * RICO now applies to human trafficking. This is major.
10) * Volunteer organizations have to do a criminal history background check * Authorizes wiretapping in child abuse/kidnapping cases * Strengthened law against child porn and child exploitation * Stronger penalties for sex offenses against minors:serial offender, life in jail
11) * Strengthened laws prohibiting pedophiles from going to other countries to rape their children - fines/jail for up to 30 years * Ends the statute of limitations for child kidnapping/child abuse
12) * No more pretrial release for people involved in certain offenses against children * Established AMBER alerts
13) The Trafficking Victims Protection Act of 2000 was reauthorized and strengthened in 2003, 2005, and 2008.
14) OOPS! Correction to #8 This one was describing the **2003 update** to the Victims of Trafficking and Violence Protection Act. * trafficking victims can sue their traffickers under federal civil law. * RICO now applies to human trafficking.
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17) The 2003 update is extremely important from the perspective of fighting child sex trafficking by elites, for obvious reasons.
Get them on racketeering.
Empower the victims to bring federal civil lawsuits.
18) So what did the original statute do? What did it do? Let's look this up and say it right.
19) "The act establishes human trafficking and related offenses as federal crimes, and attaches severe penalties to them. It also mandates restitution be paid to victims of human trafficking."
20) "It further works to prevent trafficking by establishing the Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons, which is required to publish a Trafficking In Persons (TIP) report each year."
21) "The TIP report describes and ranks the efforts of countries to combat human trafficking. The act also established the Interagency Task Force to Monitor and Combat Trafficking, which assists in the implementation of the TVPA."
22) "The TVPA protects victims and survivors of human trafficking by establishing the T visa, which allows victims of human trafficking, and their families to become temporary U.S. residents and eligible to become permanent residents after three years."
23) All of that is from the Polaris Project.
Fun fact: The Polaris Project has not updated its page showing current federal laws since...Obama left office.
31) "THE FACTS: The photos, taken by The Associated Press, were from 2014, during the Obama administration, but were presented by liberal activists as if they showed the effects of Trump’s immigration policy now."
32) "Villaraigosa [former mayor of Los Angeles], Favreau [Obama speechwriter] and some others deleted their tweets when the mistake was pointed out."
33) There is a lot in the 2008 reauthorization so if you have time you may want to check this out.
34) May 27, 2003 - the United States Leadership Against HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria Act of 2003 was a recognition of the devastating impact that Americans have when they go to other countries to violate their citizens.
On Feb. 25, 2003, GWB signed a National Security Presidential Directive, "Trafficking in Persons," following EO 13257, "to establish a Cabinet-level Interagency Task Force to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons."
49) This law was an improvement because it focused on "coerced" labor (i.e. they hold your passport) not just slave labor.
However the law already prohibits (since 1930) using slave labor. The issue is that companies can claim they didn't know. hg.org/legal-articles…
50) March 7, 2013 - The Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013, which updated the Violence Against Women Act of 1994, focused on: * programs against slave labor * preventing the legalization of child rape thru the institution of marriage govinfo.gov/content/pkg/PL…
51) * State Dept. emergency response provisions to trafficking-prone areas * Federal-state-local collaboration by law enforcement in prosecuting traffickers
52) May 28, 2015 - Survivors of Human Trafficking Empowerment Act * financial penalties against offenders, but money goes to a fund for grants - NOT VICTIMS DIRECTLY * anti-trafficking task forces * child pornographers are classified as human traffickers govinfo.gov/content/pkg/BI…
53) Obama also released a "Strategic Action Plan" to fight human trafficking
“We will invest in helping trafficking victims rebuild their lives.” – President Barack Obama, December 31, 2012
54) "a plan for victim services that provides a roadmap for aligning federal efforts to aid victims, improve understanding among federal and nonfederal entities who work to support victims, expand victim access to services, and improve outcomes for survivors of human trafficking"
55) lotsa talk
56) Now we will focus on @POTUS law and executive order with respect to human trafficking.
57) "Victims of human trafficking, family members, and lawmakers listen as President Donald Trump speaks in the Oval Office at the White House before signing a new law aimed at curbing sex trafficking Wednesday, April 11, 2018, in Washington."
58) "Flanked by victims of sex trafficking and their families, @POTUS@realdonaldtrump...signed a bill co-authored by Ohio Republican Sen. Rob Portman that establishes fines and prison terms for operators of websites that engage in online sex trafficking."
59) "I'm signing this bill in your honor...You have endured what no person on earth should have to endure and we are going to do everything in our power to make sure that traffickers are brought to a swift and firm justice." - President Trump, to the victims
60) April 11, 2018 SESTA - FOSTA is passed. Long title: Stop Enabling Sex Traffickers Act (SESTA) and Allow States and Victims to Fight Online Sex Trafficking Act (FOSTA).
61) "Backpage was a classified advertising website that had become the largest marketplace for buying and selling sex by the time that federal law enforcement agencies seized it in April 2018." Look how @vicenews portrayed this.
62) December 21, 2018 - President Trump signed two laws into effect.
1. Abolish Human Trafficking Act of 2017 - enhanced existing laws, expanded support to law enforcement
2. Trafficking Victims Protection Act of 2017
63) The TVPA of 2017 provided for restitution, funding, grants, victim impact studies, & "penalties for offenses involving ORGANIZED human trafficking, sexual abuse, sexual exploitation, or transportation for prostitution or any illegal sexual activity."
64) January 8, 2019 - Frederick Douglass Trafficking Victims Prevention and Protection Reauthorization Act of 2018 provided an additional $430 million in funding through 2022 to fight human trafficking domestically and internationally.
65) January 9, 2019 - the Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act of 2017 - ends political manipulation of the State Dept. Trafficking in Persons report; - $ penalties for poorly performing countries
70) So there you have it. Are we there yet? No, of course not. But there are significant differences between President Trump and his predecessors. To summarize:
71) President Trump: - Provides honest status (negative). - Shut down largest online slave site - Removed political manipulation from rankings. - Imposed $ penalties. - Called out bad actors. - Laid foundation for arrest of U.S. citizens who help foreign gov trade in children.
72) His achievements do not diminish the achievements of other Presidents, and it should be remembered that he worked with Congress to get those laws passed.
This is a record that we can all, as Americans, be proud of.
73) Let us unify and help the victims get what they need to heal. Let us take the money from the traffickers. And let us move on with our lives.