By Cari Stein, Executive Producer
It may surprise many Americans that human trafficking happens right here in the United States. In fact, victims are not only from foreign countries they include Americans. Trafficking is estimated to be a 32-Billion dollar a year “industry” exploiting women, children, boys and men for sexual slavery as well as forced labor.
This week, To the Contrary visited Homeland Security headquarters to speak with Secretary Janet Napolitano about trafficking. In an interview with TTC host Bonnie Erbe, Secretary Napolitano outlined a DHS campaign to bring this hidden crime out of the shadows. The Blue Campaign aims to raise the level of awareness of the general public so regular citizens can recognize the signs of human trafficking and report it to authorities. The campaign’s new website is https://www.dhs.gov/blue-campaign/blue-campaignRead More »