human trafficking

  Human trafficking is an often unseen scourge.

In today’s Congressional Corner, New York representative Sean Patrick Maloney tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock about his anti-trafficking bill.

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The House of Representatives has passed a bill sponsored by a New York congressman to combat human trafficking.

Democratic Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney’s bipartisan Human Trafficking Prevention Act unanimously passed the House Monday. The legislation enables the training of Foreign Service officers working overseas at U.S. embassies to identify victims before they are trafficked into the United States. Here’s Maloney on the House floor prior to the bill’s passage.

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  Albany County has cracked a prostitution ring.   Sheriff Craig Apple says ten people – one man and nine women ranging in age from 24-55 – are facing charges of Prostitution as part of a human trafficking case following raids on several unlicensed Asian massage parlors in the town of Colonie.  The arrests were initiated with the intent to help identify victims being exploited as sex workers. Apple plans to offer counseling to help the women, most of whom were from Flushing, NewYork.

New York is one of five states with the highest number of documented cases of human trafficking.

Human trafficking is a form of modern-day slavery, a crime against humanity: the world’s second largest criminal industry in 2014, second only to drug trafficking.

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The Massachusetts Medical Society has published a guidebook for healthcare providers on how to identify, assess and respond to victims of human trafficking.

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The Massachusetts Medical Society has published a guidebook for healthcare providers on how to identify, assess and respond to victims of human trafficking.

HV Congressman Hosts Human Trafficking Forum

Sep 4, 2014
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A New York Congressman today hosted a forum on human trafficking, bringing together law enforcement, elected officials, and advocacy groups.

Democratic Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney hosted the Hudson Valley Human Trafficking Resources Forum to bring together a panel of law enforcement and community organizations, including representatives of the FBI, U.S. Immigration Customs and Enforcement Homeland Security investigations unit, and the state attorney general’s office. Here’s Maloney.

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  Human trafficking is a widespread problem, but it also happens here.

In today’s Congressional Corner, New York representative Sean Patrick Maloney tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock about his anti-human trafficking bill.

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Trafficking victims have told their stories to New York lawmakers Tuesday at the Capitol to encourage them to pass legislation strengthening criminal penalties for forcing someone into sexual servitude.

One 18-year-old New York City woman told how she was kidnapped at age nine, sold into sexual slavery and forced to sleep in a locked closet. She says the bill would crack down on trafficking while making it easier for victims to get help.

A couple from New York is  under arrest out west on human trafficking charges. A Utah newspaper reports Tara Pinnock of Albany, was arrested Monday for investigation of human trafficking along with  26 year old Jean Joseph, of Valley Stream, the couple was booked into the Salt Lake County Jail for investigation of human trafficking, kidnapping, aggravated assault and rape. Police believe Joseph kidnapped a 23-year-old woman in New York City about

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