Why has human trafficking become such a problem?
Increasingly, traffickers are using fear tactics to lure children and youth into commercial sex acts and/or compelled labor. The base of the issue is the traffickers’ goal of exploiting and enslaving victims and the coercive and deceptive practices they use to do so.
Why is human trafficking bad for the economy?
Human trafficking affects the global economy as source countries lose part of their labour supplies and transit and destination countries deal with the costs of illegal immigration. Breakdowns in inter- national trade relations can occur when human trafficking becomes a bargaining issue.
Who is most vulnerable to human trafficking?
The most targeted populations for trafficking are homeless and runaway youths. This includes immigrants smuggled into the U.S., or currently residing in the U.S., who are vulnerable to exploitation due to their undocumented status.
Why do human traffickers do what they do?
Traffickers recruit, harbor, transport, provide and/or obtain people for the purpose of compelling labor and/or commercial sexual exploitation. They use force, fraud or coercion to exact work and profit from others.
Where do human traffickers find their victims?
Traffickers and victims alike come from all different backgrounds: Human trafficking victims have been recovered in rural areas, small towns, the suburbs, and large cities. FBI investigations show that human traffickers continue to use online platforms to recruit individuals to engage in forced labor or sex work.
How do you stop child trafficking?
Here are a few places to get help:
- National Human Trafficking Hotline. 1-
- National Center for Missing or Exploited Children (NCMEC) 1-800-THE-LOST.
- Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Tip Line. (1-
How do human traffickers pick their victims?
Human traffickers lure their victims by using charm, lies and deception, promising a better life and opportunities to make money. The truth is that these victim have become objects to be traded, abused, threatened, beaten, tortured, raped and sometimes killed – all so that the human trafficker can make money.
How do you know if you are being targeted for human trafficking?
Recognizing Labor Trafficking
- Feel pressured by their employer to stay in a job or situation they want to leave.
- Owe money to an employer or recruiter or are not being paid what they were promised or are owed.
- Do not have control of their passport or other identity documents.
What is the definition of human trafficking?
Human trafficking involves the use of force, fraud, or coercion to obtain some type of labor or commercial sex act. Every year, millions of men, women, and children are trafficked worldwide – including right here in the United States.