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Combatting Human Trafficking

Office of the Citizenship and Immigration Services Ombudsman's Webinar Series: How the Department of Homeland Security is Combatting Human Trafficking and Forced Labor in Imported Goods

The Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Office of the Citizenship and Immigration Services Ombudsman (CIS Ombudsman) invites stakeholders to participate in a webinar during National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month to discuss how DHS combats human trafficking and forced labor in imported goods on Wednesday, January 13, 2021 from 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. ET.

DHS Launches New Center for Countering Human Trafficking

U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Acting Secretary Chad Wolf announced Tuesday the opening of the DHS Center for Countering Human Trafficking, the U.S. government’s first-ever integrated law enforcement operations center directly supporting federal criminal investigations, victim assistance efforts, intelligence analysis, and outreach and training activities related to human trafficking and forced labor.

Exploitation and How to Protect Yourself

General exploitation is treating a person unfairly to benefit from their work. Exploitation can involve the use of threats, manipulation, or force to get someone to do something they do not want to do for the benefit of another person.

¿Qué es la Trata de Personas?

La Trata de Personas implica el uso de la fuerza, fraude o coerción a cambio de trabajo, servicios o un acto sexual comercial.

Snapshot: Combatting Human Trafficking with Analytics

HSSEDI™, which is managed by DHS S&T and operated by MITRE, has produced a dashboard that uses data analytics to identify trends and displays visualizations of nearby illicit activities that could indicate human trafficking.


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