Announcements / July 2018

Senate briefing by USCRI & The Senate Caucus to End Human Trafficking 

Today, USCRI and The Senate Caucus to End Human Trafficking co-hosted a briefing about The Trafficking Victim Assistance Program (TVAP). Human trafficking has been reported in all 50 states, DC and U.S. territories.  People are exploited every day in plain sight. The Trafficking Victim Assistance Program (TVAP) helps survivors of trafficking situations rebuild their lives.

Speakers included:

Eskinder Negash, President & Chief Executive Officer, USCRI
Fainess Lipenga, Advocate and Survivor of Labor Trafficking
Saba Berhane, Director of Programs, USCRI
Ashley Feasley, Director of Policy, U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops/Migration and Refugee Services

 

The William Wilberforce Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act was signed by President George W. Bush in 2008 after receiving broad bipartisan support. USCRI reminded the Senate to renew its long-standing commitment to confront modern-day slavery by reauthorizing the TVPRA and working to keep this bipartisan effort free of controversial or partisan issues.

For more information about USCRI’s work with trafficking survivors please click here. If you or someone you know is a victim of human trafficking call the National Human Trafficking Hotline Center: 1 (888) 373-7888.

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