Walberg, Sablan Lead Bipartisan Measure to Combat Human Trafficking
September 20, 2019
Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Tim Walberg (MI-07) and Congressman Gregorio Kilili Camacho Sablan (MP-00) introduced H.R. 4456, the Enhancing Detection of Human Trafficking Act. The bipartisan bill ensures Department of Labor employees receive the proper training to recognize instances of human trafficking and refer these cases to law enforcement agencies so perpetrators are held accountable.
“Human trafficking is an evil practice and one that thrives in the shadows,” said Walberg. “To crack down on this horrific crime, we need to improve our ability to detect labor exploitation and leverage every resource we have to eradicate it. Making sure the Department of Labor and its personnel have the necessary training to identify and respond to trafficking and exploitation in the workplace is an important step we can take. It will take all of us working together to shine a light on this evil and protect the most vulnerable in society.”
“Tim Walberg and I have worked for years now to make sure that federal agents have the training they need to detect human trafficking and bring traffickers to justice. This is not a problem that occurs in far-off countries. There are thousands of cases of human trafficking every year in the United States. We aim to do whatever we can to stop it,” said Sablan.