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Human Trafficking

Human trafficking threatens our physical and virtual borders, our immigration and customs systems, our prosperity, our national security, our personal and public safety. The United States has declared it a national priority to end human trafficking and the importation of goods produced with forced labor. DHS is on the frontlines of this fight, protecting the country and collaborating with our partners to stop these crimes.

Last Published Date: October 22, 2021

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Dec 3

Combating human trafficking is a top priority for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Biden-Harris Administration. Today, the White House released an updated National Action Plan to Combat Human Trafficking, which focuses on four key U.S. and global anti-trafficking efforts: prevention, protection, prosecution, and partnerships. DHS, a leader in the fight against human trafficking, helped develop the White House whole-of-government National Action Plan to Combat Human Trafficking.

Oct 20

Today marks the first anniversary of the creation of the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Center for Countering Human Trafficking (CCHT). The CCHT, led by ICE Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), is a DHS-wide effort dedicated to bringing human traffickers to justice, protecting victims of sex trafficking and forced labor, and preventing these terrible crimes from occurring.  

Sep 23

An informed public plays a critical role in keeping our communities safe. September 25 is “If You See Something, Say Something®” Awareness Day, also known as #SeeSayDay.

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