On November 27, 2018, the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Blue Campaign hosted a Blue Lightning Initiative (BLI) Stakeholder Summit in Washington, DC, to further its effort to combat human trafficking in the aviation industry. The BLI is an element of the Blue Campaign, led by the Department of Transportation (DOT) and DHS Component Agency, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP).
Combatting Human Trafficking
On December 7, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced a new industry partnership between the DHS Blue Campaign – the unified voice for DHS’s efforts to combat human trafficking – and United Airlines.
Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen M. Nielsen traveled to Australia for the Five Country Ministerial. During the Ministerial, Secretary Nielsen met with senior security officials from Australia, Canada, New Zealand, and the United Kingdom to discuss persistent and emerging threats and how the “Five Eyes” nations can work jointly to thwart them.
Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen M. Nielsen will be in Australia next week for the Five Country Ministerial.
On April 24, Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen M. Nielsen continued her participation at the G7 Security Ministerial in Toronto, Canada.
Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen M. Nielsen will travel to Toronto, Canada to participate in the G7 Security Ministerial on Monday, April 23 and Tuesday, April 24.
President Donald J. Trump signed the Department of Homeland Security Blue Campaign Authorization Act of 2017, which will help combat human trafficking as well as protect victims of this crime. This legislation will officially authorize for the first time the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Blue Campaign, which is the unified voice for DHS efforts to combat and raise awareness regarding human trafficking.
Today, Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen M. Nielsen released the following statement on Human Trafficking Awareness Day.
Blue Campaign informational tri-fold brochure outlining the efforts of the Department of Homeland Security's efforts to combat human trafficking.
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and Department of Transportation (DOT) have released a new human trafficking training for aviation industry personnel through the Blue Lightning Initiative (BLI). Developed by survivor advocates, law enforcement, and aviation experts, the interactive, online module outlines common indicators of human trafficking that aviation personnel may specifically encounter. The training also details how airline personnel can immediately report potential traffickers and suspected instances of trafficking to law enforcement in accordance with existing protocols.