Trump fully committed to eradicating human trafficking

WASHINGTONUS President Donald Trump affirmed Friday that his administration is “100 percent committed to eradicating human trafficking from the earth.” In remarks at the White House Summit on human trafficking, marking the 20th anniversary of the Trafficking Victims Protection Act (TVPA) of 2000, Trump said human trafficking is “a problem everywhere,” and that it is a “worldwide problem.” “Human trafficking is worse than ever before, and that’s because of the Internet,” he stressed.

He indicated that about 25 million people around the world today “are being held captive, manipulated, or abused by human traffickers.” He affirmed that his administration “is fighting these monsters, persecuting and prosecuting them and locking them away for a very, very long time.” He added that his administration “is putting unprecedented pressure on traffickers at home and abroad and we are freeing in of the innocent victims at every single turn,” reiterating “we will do exactly what’s necessary. There’s nothing more horrible than this.” Trump also signed an Executive Order “Combating Human Trafficking and Online Child Exploitation in the United States,” which includes that the White House Domestic Policy Council “shall commit one employee position to work on issues related to combating human trafficking occurring into, from, and within the United States.” The White House summit brought together survivors of human trafficking, senior Administration officials and other officials to discuss “paths forward to combat human trafficking nationwide.”

Source: Kuwait News Agency