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A bill to authorize appropriations for fiscal years 2012 through 2015 for the Trafficking Victims Protection Act of 2000, to enhance measures to combat trafficking in persons, and... Read More

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This bill was introduced on Oct 13, 2011, in a previous session of Congress, but was not passed.

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The Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act (TVPRA) was introduced in the U.S. Senate on June 29, 2011, by Senators Leahy (D-VT), Brown (R-MA), Kerry (D-MA), Boxer (D-CA), Cardin (D-MD), and Wyden (D-OR). This crucial bill will renew the Trafficking Victims Protection Act of 2000, which established the State Department Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons, authorized the annual Trafficking in Persons report, and established a global minimum standard for confronting trafficking and slavery. The original legislation was also designed to combat trafficking in the U.S. by establishing it as a federal crime, and providing assistance programs for survivors, including visa protection for victims trafficked across international borders. The TVPRA of 2011 will extend this life-saving law for another three years. The Senate bill includes a number of provisions that strengthen global and domestic anti-trafficking programs and services, including: - Authorizing the Trafficking in Persons (TIP) Office to negotiate child protection compacts with designated focus countries to increase resources and political will to eradicate child trafficking (the essential provisions of the Child Protection Compact Act). - Providing resources to allow the TIP Office to respond quickly to requests for technical assistance from foreign countries. - Instructing the State Department regional bureaus to designate anti-trafficking specialists in our Embassies abroad to collect information on trafficking and communicate U.S. concerns to foreign government officials. - A House counterpart to Senate bill S.1301 is expected to be introduced in the near future. The legislative season will end late in the fall, so it is vitally important that both the House and the Senate pass the TVPRA before we run out of time. http://www.ijm.org/justice-campaigns/tvpra

The U.S. spends more money to combat the drug trade in a single month than it has spent in the past decade on both domestic and international human trafficking combined. We are fighting against human trafficking with pennies, and indeed we are not keeping pace with the criminal enterprises that use narcotics to continue trafficking more and more victims of modern-day slavery worldwide. "Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act (TVPRA) 2012-2015" Will help U.S. to strengthen our law enforcement here at home and overseas including our government’s ability to assist victims of modern-day slavery and bring the perpetrators to justice. www.sob-csc.org & www.richard.a.sands.blogspot.com

The Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act TVPRA (S.1301), as introduced by the Senate, makes needed improvements that will better assist human trafficking victims, prosecutors and law enforcement. Some of these important changes include: Increased support for countries with a significant prevalence of child trafficking to support policies and programs to protect survivors and prosecute traffickers; Strengthen rapid response for victim assistance in emergencies and humanitarian crises; Increase protections for trafficking victims, their family members, and victims of fraud in labor recruiting situations, and measures that ensure child trafficking victims can more easily seek restitution; Increased training for the Department of Labor and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission to better combat trafficking in the United States. Covenant House supports TVPRA (S.1301) because it would sustain and improve U.S. programs that combat human trafficking and slavery around the world and within our borders.

Covenant House 4 years ago

The Trafficking Victims Protection Act of 2000 (most recently reauthorized in 2008) expires next month (September 2011). If this bill is not reauthorized, protections for human trafficking victims and prosecutions for human traffickers will come to a halt.

Ask your senators to support the Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act - the cornerstone of U.S. policies against slavery. This bill will allow the U.S. to remain the global leader in the fight against modern-day slavery by preventing vulnerability, protecting survivors, and prosecuting those who enslave men, women, and children. Because the methods of human traffickers are constantly evolving, the law must evolve with them. That is why the TVPA must be renewed every few years. Each time the bill is renewed, innovations and improvements are added. The current TVPRA expires on September 30. Our acts make a difference! Mobilize your friends and family and ask your senators to support this legislation so that there is no gap in the fight to stop human trafficking. https://secure2.convio.net/wv/site/Advocacy?cmd=display&page=UserAction&id=322

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Bill Summary

A bill to authorize appropriations for fiscal years 2012 through 2015 for the Trafficking Victims Protection Act of 2000, to enhance measures to combat trafficking in persons, and for other purposes.

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