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Fri Jan 12, 2018, 03:04 PM


Jan 11, 2010 Pres Obama declared National Human Trafficking Day of Awareness

United States of America - January has again been declared National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month in the United States by US President Barack Obama, January 2010.


“From factories and brothels to farms and mines, millions of men, women and children in the United States and around the world are exploited for their bodies and their labour,” said President Obama in his Presidential Proclamation in late December 2016.

The hidden nature of human trafficking makes it difficult to collect accurate data. In addition, many victims of trafficking (VoTs) prefer to remain silent because they are scared of reprisals from their traffickers or they do not trust US law enforcement personnel.

Nonetheless, since 2007, the National Human Trafficking Hotline has identified nearly 30,000 cases of potential trafficking victims from all 50 states, Washington, DC, and US territories. Out of 5,747 cases reported to the Hotline in 2016, 1,085 were reported by foreign nationals and 1,608 involved US citizens or lawful permanent residents. These numbers only represent cases registered by the Hotline.

The United States is considered “a source, transit, and destination country for men, women, transgender individuals, and children – both US citizens and foreign nationals – subjected to sex trafficking and forced labour,” according to the US Department of State’s 2016 Trafficking in Persons (TIP) Report.

January 11, was also also marked the National Day of Human Trafficking Awareness and President Obama set forth National Freedom Day on February 1.


Did Trump bring awareness to this atrocious human rights issue, Thursday Jan 11 2018?
Even a murmur from the White House?



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Fri Jan 12, 2018, 03:56 PM

1. Bush was President on Jan 11, 2007

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Fri Jan 12, 2018, 06:47 PM

2. Typo, thanks GeorgeGist * Obama signed 2010/ Senate passed resolution in 2007



On January 4, 2010 President Obama issued a proclamation naming January as National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month. This followed a 2007 Senate resolution naming January 11th as Human Trafficking Awareness Day.

I heard nothing from Trump honoring this important human rights issue, yesterday Jan 11, 2018.

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