DHS Launches Center to ‘Combat and Dismantle’ Human Trafficking

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) on Oct. 20 announced the opening of its Washington-based Center for Countering Human Trafficking, calling it the first operations center of its kind supporting federal criminal investigations in the United States. The DHS said in a statement Tuesday that the initiative is part of a government commitment to combat human trafficking, something President Donald Trump has made a hallmark of his administration. Sex and labor trafficking victimize almost 25 million people worldwide, according to the U.S. State Department’s 2019 "Trafficking in Persons" report (pdf). “Proud to announce the opening of the DHS Center for Countering Human Trafficking,” acting DRead More From Source