White House Summit on Human Trafficking

White House Summit on Human Trafficking


Ivanka Trump:
Good morning. I’m honored to welcome
each of you here today to the White House summit
on human trafficking, honoring the 20th
anniversary of the Trafficking Victims
Protection Act on behalf of the President, thank
you for joining me to celebrate this milestone
and to recognize the incredible work that has
been done across this country to tackle modern
day slavery, pursue justice for victims,
and holding traffickers accountable. Thank you to Attorney
General Bar Secretary Scalia. Secretary Azar, Acting
Secretary Wolf. Deputy Secretary of item
for all being here today. Under your leadership and
in coordination with the full of government, the
United States is committed to ending human
trafficking in all of its grotesque and evil forms. (Applause) I’m also grateful to be
joined by so many members of Congress and special
guests, including Congressman Smith,
Congresswoman Wagner. Please send. (Applause) Congressman
McCaul, ambassador at large. Yes. (Applause) Ambassador at
large for International Religious Freedom,
Brownback. (Applause) And U.S. ambassador to the Holy
Sea Callista Gingrich. (Applause) Further among
us, and I’d love you all to stand as well, are
members of the U.S. Advisory Council on
Human Trafficking, the President’s Public Private
Partnership Advisory Council to End Human
Trafficking, as well as recipients of the
Presidential Award for Extraordinary Efforts to
combat trafficking in persons. Thank you. (Applause) Each of you possess a
wealth of knowledge and action-oriented approach
that are invaluable resources in this fight
against this crime. And as we seek to best
support survivors, human trafficking is believed
to be one of the largest criminal activities in the
world, with an estimated 24.9 million people
trapped in forced labor, domestic servitude,
or commercial sex trafficking. It is also, sadly, one of
the most lucrative illegal industries worldwide,
generating over $150 billion in annual profit. This issue has no
demographic limitations and exploits society’s
most vulnerable. Often women and children
and particularly targets runaway and
homeless youth. In 1983, Robert Fuller and
Lewis small terrorists, two middle aged men, both
born with intellectual disabilities, were
discovered working on a dairy farm in
Chelsea, Michigan. Isolated from the world,
these two men were working 17-hour days with no pay
and living in squalor. They were hidden
in plain sight. The ruling of
United States vs. Cub Minsky, as Robert and
Lewis’s case would come to be known, recognized
that the U.S. involuntary servitude and
slavery statutes were not sufficient in their scope. Lacking necessary
provisions to guarantee protections for these
men and so many others. This case spurred what
would become a national outcry for legislation
to address modern day slavery. In 2000, Congress
responded. Under the leadership
of former Senator Sam Brownback and
Representative Chris Smith, whom you’ll
hear from shortly. Congress passed the
monumental Bipartisan Trafficking Victims
Protection Act. This landmark piece of
legislation changed the landscape of the
conversation around human trafficking and
elevated the U.S. government’s capabilities
to combat this evil. The TVAPA created a
number of protections for victims, ensuring that
they had access to necessary services. It also sharpened
prosecution capabilities, criminalizing a broader
scope of human trafficking related crimes and
requiring convicted traffickers to provide
full restitution to their victims. The TVPA enhanced
prevention efforts as well, creating for the
first time in U.S. history, an office to
monitor and combat trafficking in persons
within the State Department. The TIP office, currently
led by Ambassador at large John Richmond, is tasked
with producing the annual Trafficking in person
reports that serves as our key diplomatic tool to
engage foreign governments on tackling this
issue collectively. It goes without saying
that the guests in this room at the TVAPA
ushered in a new era in anti-trafficking work. Over the past 20 years,
this legislation has shaped how our country
pursues justice for victims, holds traffickers
accountable and prevents further cases
of trafficking. So that brings us today. Much progress has been
made, but we recognize that this issue is still
unfortunately so pervasive in our own communities
and across the globe. In the early days of this
administration, President Trump committed to
bringing the full force and weight of the U.S. government to tackling
this horrific problem. Since then, I’m proud to
have helped him deliver on this promise, signing nine
pieces of legislation into law that directly address
human trafficking. (Applause) And we’re just
getting started. These bills, amongst other
things, expanded on the provisions of the TVPA of
2000 to include required law enforcement, victim
training and HHS grants authority for academic
institutions to educate teachers and students of
signs of sex and labor trafficking and
so much more. In 2017, President Trump
signed an executive order to dismantle transnational
criminal organizations, including those
trafficking human beings. This action elevated human
trafficking as a national security issue as
traffickers’ profits enrich their organizations
at the expense of human lives. Further, the President has
prioritized funding for anti-trafficking work,
proposing a $42 million budget increase for 2021
that will enhance human trafficking
investigations, prosecutions and
victim services. (Applause) We are
resolved, and we are relentless in the fight
to hold perpetrators accountable and restore
human dignity for victims. This administration has
fought and will continue to fight this crime and
ensure that survivors can access the
services they need. Human trafficking is not
solely an international issue or a crime that must
occur across borders. Human beings are being
sold right here in America, in our own
backyards and in our own communities, in
neighborhoods across this country, in rural and
arrow urban communities as well as tribal lands, we
cannot turn a blind eye to trafficking that happens
at home, and we cannot tolerate the exploitation
of our own citizens. (Applause) The prevalence
of domestic trafficking was brought to a new light
for me on a recent visit to Atlanta. Facing one of the nation’s
highest rates of human trafficking, the city of
Atlanta has taken big strides forward to equip
survivors with long term care and the skills they
need to succeed as they begin to rebuild
their lives. One of those facilities
leading this effort in Atlanta is Wellspring
Living, a nonprofit, providing a path forward
to survivors of domestic sex trafficking. Wellsprings motto is to
live and dream again. A beautiful testament to
what I witnessed that day. I met incredible,
courageous women in Wellspring Living’s
Women’s Academy, which is dedicated to helping
survivors attain skills for their GED, an
apprenticeship and a future career. A few of those ladies join
us here today, including Jessica Hamlet (spelled
phonetically). Jessica, story is one of
remarkable transformation. Jessica shared with me
her very personal and heartbreaking experience
of being trafficked for sex domestically after
surviving childhood abuse, losing custody of her
children and facing serious challenges with
drug addiction herself. Despite all this, Jessica
recently completed an apprenticeship at Delta
Airlines, regained custody of her beautiful, sweet
daughter, who I had the honor of meeting that day
in Atlanta, and now works full time for the city. Her resilience is
inspiring, and I would be honored if Jessica would
come up and say just a few words. (Applause) Jessica Hamlet:
Good morning. My name is Jessica Hamlet
and I am resilient and creative woman who is here
for to share a story of hope. My life didn’t start out
looking very hopeful. Actually, I was born into
a situation that set me up for failure at
the age of eight. I was introduced to drugs
and it was exploited at the age of twelve. For years I found myself
in the middle of violence and also addiction, a
constant nightmare of having to do things that
no human being should be forced to do
or made to do. I thought this was just
the way that life was supposed to be. Until about five years
ago, I met a woman named Tammy, a Delta flight
attendant who has worked with women inside the jail
where I was incarcerated. Tammy realized I was a
victim and not a criminal, but I was facing
25 years in prison. And after two years of
fighting for me, the judge, as well as the
statewide prosecutor, was able to say that they
agreed to send me to a program so that I could
have a chance at life. A constant nightmare of
having to do these things had me feeling as if I
was never going to have a chance at life. I couldn’t believe that
Wellspring was going to be able to accept me after
doing an interview with them. We applied and I got in. I think I cried
the whole day. I couldn’t believe there
was a way out and there could be hope for me. Getting into a
wellspring was easy. Staying was hard,
really hard. I packed my bags about
seven different times and said I couldn’t do this or
maybe I should just go. But I did it. I didn’t leave at all. My program coordinator,
Andrea Hopewell — (Applause) — and the
people there love and accepted me in such a way
that I thought I was being set up. I didn’t even know
what love looked like. I thought it couldn’t
be real, but it was. They helped me work
through my trauma. I got my GED and I — and
they as well prepared me for getting a job, and
not just the job, but a career, as well as
getting a paid with an apprenticeship. And then they wouldn’t
believe — or you guys wouldn’t believe I got an
apprenticeship with Delta, Delta Airlines. My first day at Delta,
there was flowers in a cup. And it said, welcome
aboard, Jessica. Welcome to the team. I felt like I was at home. I felt like I had family
that knew how to love me and wanted to see
me successful. I even got to eat lunch
with the vice president of Delta In-flight Services,
Allison Ausband. Thank you, Allison. (Applause) When my
apprenticeship was complete, I got a job
at the city of Atlanta watershed, and I
absolutely love where I’m at today. I’m in my own apartment
and I’m also with three of my children and I’m
doing very hard work. That hard work consists
of basketball practice, football practice,
lots of homework. There’s lots
of challenges. And but I also have all of
my children and counseling and we do lots of therapy. It is still hard, but five
years ago, I had no hope. My hope would even have
happened without God. And so many people like
Tammy, Allison, Andrea and of course, my mentor
Cindy, who is now with me today. Today, I’m filled with
hope and wanting to share my story of hope and for
the thousands of kids and women who are
being exploited. Thank you, Mr. Ivanka, for
allowing me to be here, for helping me, and
helping other women today. (Applause) Ivanka Trump: Jessica, you
have shown courage and resilience that few of us
will ever know, and we are so grateful for you being
here and sharing your very powerful voice with
all of us today. So, thank you. (Applause) No human being
deserves to live without agency or without
hope for a future. So, let us recognize the
vigorous work of all those who bring us to this
point in history. As a nation, we have taken
great strides in combating modern day slavery, but
there’s still so much more left to do. We must continue our
efforts and we will be successful in ending
this evil scourge. (Applause) Thank you all
so much for being here. And with that, I would
like to welcome Attorney General Barr, who has been
such a formidable champion on this issue, to come up
and join us and say a few words. Thank you all. (Applause) attorney General Barr:
Thank you, Ivanka, and thank you for your
energetic leadership on this issue and for hosting
this important summit this morning. Good morning, everyone. It’s really an
honor to be here. And I’d like to
acknowledge Jessica and thank you for sharing
your story and for your courage. And I’d like to say to all
the survivors, I want you to know how grateful we
are for all that you do in fighting to free other
victims from the grip of this modern-day slavery. As we all know, Jan has
been Human Trafficking Awareness Month. And as the month comes to
a close, I can assure you that our campaign against
this scourge will drive forward with greater
energy and deeper commitment. The Department of Justice
will continue to bring the full force of the law
against those who exploit other human beings by
subjecting them to the physical and psychological
captivity involved in this horrific crime. Now, human trafficking is,
we all know, modern day slavery and it is a
crime of exploitation. It comes in innumerable
forms and it involves no single type of victim. Sometimes those who are
abused are homeless. Sometimes they’re
undocumented aliens or runaway children or there
are people who have become addicted to drugs or just
simply impressionable minors. Emblematic in many ways
is one horrific case. I was briefed on recently
in the Southern District of New York, a very
dedicated team of prosecutors doggedly
pursued a few little leads and ended up convicting 19
defendants in Manhattan with sex trafficking of
minor girls and young women in the New York
state child welfare system. In other words, children
whose society had a special obligation to
protect ended up being instead exploited. In this, as in every
case, a person who gains leverage or power over a
vulnerable victim exploits them for their own gain. There’s nothing more
predatory or disgusting. As you are aware, this
year marks the 20th anniversary of the Victims
Trafficking and Violence Protection Act, and
anniversaries are a good time to pause and to
survey the past and take stock. And since this statute was
passed two decades ago, we have achieved very
encouraging results in the fight against
human trafficking. But I would be remiss if I
didn’t mention a serious challenge that
is emerging. We live in a digital age
and like everyone else, human traffickers are
relying increasingly on digital communications and
the Internet and platforms like that. And more and more of the
evidence we rely on to detect and deal with these
predators is digital evidence. However, increasingly,
this evidence is being encrypted and we all
recognize that encryption is important in the
commercial world to protect consumers like
us from cyber criminals. But now we’re seeing
military grade encryption being marketed on consumer
products like cell phones and media — social media
platforms and messaging services. And this means that we
cannot get access to this data, and we just can’t
have chat rooms and websites that are involved
in grooming children, victims or selling
trafficked women sites that are impenetrable
to law enforcement. We have to do
something about this. And recently, I met with
my counterparts in the five eyes of Great
Britain, Canada, Australia, New Zealand,
and we’ve all agreed. We met with
victims groups. We met with the companies. And we tried to impress
upon the companies the damage that would be done
to our efforts to combat human trafficking unless
we can find a solution for this. So, we’re working together
with our foreign partners on this issue. In the meantime, we are
committed to combating human trafficking in all
its forms and using every tool at our disposal. And I commend the
President and Ivanka for all they have done
to stop this scourge. Today’s event is very
important opportunity to ensure that victims voices
are heard and to send a message that this issue
is a top priority of this administration, the
whole administration. (Applause) I appreciate
the opportunity to be here today and to pledge to you
that the Department of Justice will do everything
in our power to continue bringing human
traffickers to justice. Thank you. (Applause) Male Speaker: Ladies and
gentlemen, please welcome to the stage, the
panelists for our first panel, moderated by
director of the Domestic Policy Council,
Joe Grogan. (Applause) Joe Grogan: So this an
extraordinary panel, actually, because of the
wide range of expertise and perspective that we’ve
got here, we’ve got tribal state government affairs,
law enforcement at the local level and people
who can share the fight against human trafficking
and what they’re doing from across the spectrum. So, I don’t want to take
too much time with any introductory remarks, but
I want to start with the lieutenant governor of
Florida as we head into Super Bowl weekend. One thing that has become
clear to me in the last couple of years is how
big human trafficking is around the Super Bowl. And I wanted to know —
and I think that people would be interested in
understanding what is the state of Florida doing? What are you doing to
combat human trafficking around the Super Bowl
in Florida generally? Female Speaker: Well, good
morning and thank you all for the opportunity
to be here. It is such a privilege. And thank you for
that question. Florida has been a leader
in many respects with regards to our fight
against human trafficking. Certainly, an event of the
magnitude of the Super Bowl brings its
own challenges. We’re excited. Our community is
thrilled to host it. Miami puts on a great
event, but with that comes a very ugly underworld
of human trafficking activity. So, what we’ve been doing
in preparation of the Super Bowl is really
partnering with our law enforcement at every
level, local, state and federal, making sure that
we learned from those that held the Super Bowl before
us in Atlanta the year prior. We’ve got a tremendous
collaboration, not just with law enforcement, not
just with our health care providers, not just with
the private sector, but it really, truly is a very
comprehensive, innovative approach, because we want
to make sure that those perpetrators that think
they’re going to come into our state, they’re going
to prey on our youth. They’re going to recognize
very quickly that Florida is closed for business. Our children are
not for sale. So, we’ve been we’ve been
really working diligently, ensuring that we have
all of our partners. I have some great
representation from Florida here. Amazing attorney general
who’s involved as well. And some of our
legislative leaders that have championed the cause. And so, we have been
working morning, noon and night to ensure
that we’re ready. We have partnerships in
the private sector with Uber. They have changed over
100,000 Uber drivers, our hotel and restaurant
association, our trucker’s association, making
sure our county health departments, emergency
management, it really runs the gamut of everything
from a state perspective. But again, partnering with
the locals, partnering with the nonprofits that
are adept at rescue operations and
service provision. So, it really has been
a comprehensive effort. And might I add that we’ll
be hosting it yet again in our state with Tampa
following suit. So, they, too, have
been entrenched in the organizational process to
make sure that they are ready just as
well as Miami. Joe Grogran: Let’s stay
with the state perspective just for a second, because
Chris Pompeo mentioned the trip to Atlanta, which
I have the privilege of coming here on, along with
Secretary of Health and Human Services Alex Azar. It’s tremendously
impressive to see what Georgia is doing at the
government’s level. And the senior leadership
can again speak more highly of what’s going
on with the nonprofit community in Atlanta. But could you speak about
why Georgia is stepping forward and your
involvement in fighting human trafficking? Male Speaker: Absolutely. We’re so grateful that you
got the chance to come down and a vodka guy, the
chance to come down and see Wellspring. You know, when presidents
make issues, issues, it matters. And I cannot thank
President Trump enough for what he has done. And when governors and
first ladies make issues, issues, it matters. And that’s what Governor
Bryant (inaudible) our First Lady, Marty
(inaudible) done before they were even in office. But the first thing the
First Lady did was to create the Grace
Commission, to bring everybody to the table and
say, what are we doing? How can we work together
and where do we go from here? And we’re laser focused on
three issues, training and awareness. And we’ve you’ve heard
some of the nonprofits that we have here. But you’ve got the state
now going to be training all of its employees. You’ve got the city of
Atlanta focused on this issue. You have our Criminal
Justice Coordinating Council. You’ve got the nonprofits
like St. Grace and Out of Darkness and Wellspring
Rotary International. That’s focused
on this issue. But you also have great
corporate partners. Just Wednesday, I was
at Delta where they’re training 86,000 employees
to be the eyes in the sky. We’ve got UPS here that’s
doing truckers against trafficking because
they’re in every neighborhood
around the world. You’ve got IHG that’s
focused on the hotel industry, but we’re also
focused on restoration. And I will tell you,
Wellspring living is the gold standard. And when you see Jessica
and you hear her story and we focus on victim
centered trauma, informed evidence-based support. Why? Because these are our
brothers and sisters. These are human beings
with dignity and value and worth. (Applause) And I’ll be quick. But you have to go after
those who are buying and selling our
children for sex. (Applause) Again, thanks to thanks
to our governor and our legislature, we now
have a human trafficking prosecutions unit in our
office, because as the attorney general said,
this is happening online today there in south
Georgia, tomorrow there in Atlanta, east
Georgia, the next day. So, we can partner with
our three great U.S. attorneys, the FBI, our
GBI, our DHS sheriffs and police chiefs to make
sure that we go after him because and I’m
proud, shared hope. And we had a C with shared
hope a couple years ago. We now have an A, and
I’m proud because we are focused on the victims. (Applause) Male Speaker: I would just
share this little anecdote as I was getting at the
airport in Atlanta after visiting while spring, I
heard on the PA system in the Delta terminal for
passengers and employees to be on the lookout for
victims of trafficking. It was it was kind of a
stark example because we had met at Delta at the
event and heard about their apprenticeship
program. But to see it in action,
their commitment to the issue was pretty
incredible. Male Speaker: And
I commend them. They do it on the train. The voice of God is some
great messaging as well. So, I’m going to I’m going
to jump to the sheriff for a second, because you
opened the prosecution door. And I’d like to understand
from you, Sheriff. What are you doing
at the local level? Have you seen any changes
over the past, over your career and how we
confront this issue? And — Male Speaker: Thank you. Joe Grogan: — why
you’re committed to it. Male Speaker:
Yeah, thank you. And it’s an honor and a
privilege to be here with you today. Coming from Texas,
of course, we have a tenacious governor who’s
made it resoundingly clear that every level of
government all the way down to the local level
and we’ll be involved in the fight to end
this scourge. I want to tell you a story
about eight sheriffs in north Texas that banded
together in order to fight human trafficking. When I was elected in
2017, I met with seven other sheriffs in the
North Texas area. And we sat down and talked
about what are those things that we can do to
stem the flow of narcotics and human trafficking
across our counties. And what we came up with
is, first of all, listen, we understand that what
happens here is the very same transnational
criminal enterprises and gangs that are
trafficking narcotics. These are the people that
are trafficking humans. And these are the people
that are big, continually victimized, the drug
addict, these victims, in order to control them. We also understand that
the sheriffs that the one advantage we have is
jurisdiction over long pieces of road
in our counties. So, what we did was we
decided to band together to sign an agreement with
one another that extends the jurisdiction of our
deputies into each other’s counties. You don’t see that
done very often. And what happened was we
took specially trained deputies who were trained
to detect those indicators for human trafficking and
narcotics, and we turned them loose. And I’m happy to tell you
that in just two years, what they’d been able to
accomplish is they have seized tons of narcotics
and dangerous drugs, millions of dollars,
weapons and ammunition are being smuggled south,
destined for Mexico. They’ve recovered almost a
100 stolen motor vehicles. They’ve discovered loads
of human cargo and commercial motor vehicles,
18 wheelers, and most importantly, they’ve
rescued children. I want to take two quick
stories about them. One of our deputies, north
west of Fort Worth late at night, stopped a vehicle
with a 15-year-old girl in the backseat of a vehicle
occupied by two middle aged men who did
not know her name. And she did
not know there. And she had been reported
missing by her parents the week before in
San Antonio. We had another case
in which one of our interdiction deputies out
east of Dallas on the interstate made a traffic
stop and discovered that the woman driving the car
was wanted for capital murder in Los Angeles. He arrested her. There was a 5-year-old
in the vehicle. She murdered a man two
days before in Los Angeles and kidnaped his
5-year-old son. And we successfully
reach rescue that child. All of this makes
it worth for us. All we have to do is one
time look in the face of a human trafficking victim
or someone who’s sexually exploited. And for law enforcement,
it makes it all worth it. So, from the local level,
what I see is where in the past, perhaps, you know,
maybe that county was that sheriff’s domain. We decide that’s
a day gone by. My brother, sheriff,
brother and sister, sheriffs across
Texas, Gov. Abbott and the legislature
passed laws that now allow us to work across county
lines that are even not contiguous in these
types of matters. And we’re taking
advantage of it. And we’re going to
continue the good fight on the open road. Joe Grogan: Thank you. (Applause) Judge Blake, you’re a
tribal judge in Northern California. I thought maybe you’d
share a little bit of how you’re interacting with
law enforcement and fighting this scourge
at the tribal level. Male Speaker: Certainly,
and, again, thank you very much for the honor
to be here today. I not only am an elected
judge for my tribe, the Hoopa Valley tribe located
in order, the California. I’m also the president
of the National American Indian Court Judges
Association, the only tribal judge’s association
in the nation. So, I speak on a — I
speak on a national level. I don’t speak just on
behalf of California, but I also speak because I
am a parent of a traffic victim myself. My own daughter was
trafficked and when we talk about — I mean, I
heard that the attorney general talk about the
use of social media. I like — I tell people
that my home is 67 miles from the closest
McDonald’s and 71 from the closest Wal-Mart. That just gives you an
idea how remote we are. And how a trafficker
found my child in remote Humboldt County was
through social media. And what the dream that
she was going to be this model. With this dream that she
was going to achieve, all these aspirations that she
had in her life, the idea that you have to be a
child, that as a foster child that you have to be
neglected, abused child is not always accurate
because this child never wanted for anything. This child was pretty. I mean, as we looked back
at her empty room, was she after she left. We kept thinking
what we missed. And what it what we missed
was the encouraging her to be something, to be
somebody to reach those goals and her wanting to
do so and being — falling prey to somebody that is
offering that service, but not for that purpose. And it — and like I say,
so that sort of fight that started my road on this on
this issue of trafficking, because, one, if it will
happen to me as a sitting elected judge, as an
elected official for tribal communities. I was tasked with
providing, you know, prosecution for this type
of stuff, you know, making certain that our children
are safe, but yet my own child was able to be was
able to walk into the hands of somebody who
takes the innocence away from a child like that. So, these tribal
communities, they’re not only remote. They’re very, very remote. They’re we social
media is huge in tribal communities. So, because of the
remoteness and you only look at the
number of U.P.S. and FedEx trucks that come
into our community, that’s the only way you can
get things in and out. So, again, you know, the
Training International, I mean, nationally, as we as
we look at it, as we look and finding ways to create
and train our tribal leaders, to train our
providers, and to train our parents on the signs
of trafficking so that their children are not
going to fall prey like mine did. Joe Grogan: Thank you. (Applause) Amy Loudenbeck,
you’re a state representative in
Wisconsin and you’ve authored a number of
bills to combat human trafficking. Can you talk a little bit
about what drew you to this area? And then what you see —
in achieving success, how are you doing it among
your fellow state representatives? Amy Loudenbeck: Well,
thank you for the question and for the
opportunity to be here. What got me interested was
the Shared Hope report in 2011. When I was first elected,
Wisconsin had a D. And we in my office
decided to team up with our attorney general
at the time, J.B. Van Hollen, and do a
rigorous review of their recommendations and
modernize our statutes, provide the tools for law
important enforcement. We did an omnibus
bill my first session. We did another omnibus
bill, my second session focusing on tools for
law enforcement, the racketeering procedures,
all of those other things and really managed to chip
away and raise our grade. Then I started to work
with our Department of Children and Families,
working with some of the federal standards that
were coming down, but to get some data collected
to start screening foster youth and youth that were
referred to CPS for human trafficking. None of that existed. And so, the categories
really getting that in the wheelhouse, so we could
get the get the policies and get the data. I also transition from
that and are really looking at
vulnerable youth. And what we could do to
protect vulnerable youth in Wisconsin. Meeting with stakeholders,
learning that access to things like work or mental
health and shelter, if you don’t have parents that
are willing to support you is impossible. So, you know, I support
parents’ rights, and I understand that good
parents are going to be engaged with
their student. But we used to require a
work permit until you were 18 in Wisconsin. Now, we’ve rolled that
back to 16 for the reason that, you know, a 16 and a
17-year-old that is having to choose between
supporting themselves by selling themselves for sex
or survival sex or other illegal activity,
including labor trafficking for low wages,
not appropriate work conditions. Those things
were happening. And so, now they can elect
to go out and get a job on their own on their
own volition. And they don’t need to
sign a permit and pay 10 bucks. So, the government can
tell them that that’s a good thing, because, you
know, either a parent can tell them that or they can
make that decision for themselves at that point. And so those are some
really important things that we looked
at, mental health. Same thing. I want to get mental
health services in my school. We spend a ton of money
putting mental health in schools and trying to
support opportunities for these kids to get help. And if you don’t have a
parent to support you to get that one on one
counseling, you’re not going be able
to access it. So, we created some
emergency procedures so that for 30 days you could
get counseling and find a way through the courts to
get yourself that access. And so, really kind
of looking along the spectrum, our
score is now a B. We’re still looking at the
share hope, shared hope recommendations. But we also know that, you
know, Wisconsin is unique, as are all states in and
how we need to look at this. We’ve also done quite
a bit of awareness and partnerships that were
kind of prompted by legislative action, but
really to kind of move the needle as far as, you
know, pushing out the human trafficking
resource hotline. That was something that
involved — once we started to do that, all of
the resource providers, all of the protocols from
law enforcement needed to come together before we
really pushed it out. So, it was something
that, you know, it was leadership from myself and
others, but really kind of encompassed all the boots
on the ground people. That was really, really, I
think, a pivotal piece to build off of for future
outreach efforts. So, what we’re doing going
forward is continuing to listen and continuing
to monitor. Some of that data is just
becoming available from the laws that I passed in
2015 and ’16 to actually give us something
to look at. So that’s exciting. (Applause) Joe Grogan: Thank you. Michael, you’re here to
give us a little bit of a perspective as a county
commissioner, obviously here in the White House,
we’re focused so much on federal legislation and
we interact a lot with governors about how we
can partner with them. But two questions. One, what can the federal
government do for local communities, maybe a
little bit better than we’re doing now? And what can you do on
your own, frankly, to combat this scourge? Male Speaker: Let me start
with the second question first. But first off, thank
you for having me here. This is a great, great
event and glad to see so many people here. And I’m honored to be
here to help fight this heinous, heinous topic. Right. It’s just near and
dear to my heart. Very passionate, and I’m
assuming everybody in this room is just as
passionate, if not more so. But we from a county
level, you know, a couple of years back, we
formed a task force. You know, because you see
a lot of people back then and at the local level was
talking about it and a lot of comments, it’s
not in my backyard. It’s not here, even at the
elected official level with the counties. It’s, like,
that’s not true. Right. It’s everywhere. It doesn’t as many people
said here, it affects everybody. It’s in everybody’s
backyard. You just don’t
know about it. It’s most like right in
front your face and you don’t see it. So, we form
the task force. And task force includes
every different level of local government from the
prosecutor’s office to the sheriff’s department. You know, we even have
state level on that task force. And one of the first
things we want to do is create a website. Where does everybody go? Because people were —
once we formed this task force, people were coming
out of the woodwork. You know, small groups,
these church groups, these local groups say,
hey, how can we help? Do you have anybody you
can come help educate us? So you had so many small
groups and they didn’t necessarily have the
resources, which is something the federal
government could help with, to do some things
to battle some things, to educate, to bring in
speakers, bring in people to talk about this topic. And also, we put
everybody together. And once we formed a
website, we also put a hotline in there. You know, we attached to
the national hotline, but we created our own hotline
because one of the questions that comes up is
how does this affect our county? But from a data
perspective, there’s general numbers out there. If, you know, like I
mentioned, some numbers from a national level and
some of the states have numbers, but if you go
down to the county level at a local level, it’s
very difficult to say the true effect of that. You see news, you know,
the sheriff’s department in Open County has
done a great job. You know, we’ve had a
couple of different raids with local not only
in open county, but surrounding communities in
our Wayne counties, in the tri county area
in Michigan. And we’ve had numerous
amounts of busts both on labor trafficking
and sex trafficking. So, now that all this is
starting to come to light, people are
starting to see it. The press has actually
taken the point of it, and actually started
to report on it. And hopefully, they report
on this today, you know, because there’s a lot of
good activity going up here. And then to be
straightforward, I’m going to steal have the ideas
that you guys put out here today, because I’m not
I’m not I’m not shy. I don’t need to have my
idea or the task force idea. You know, if there’s a
great idea, it’s a great idea. You know, I also flew
through the Atlanta airport to get her today,
and I heard the same thing. I’m taking that back
with me and going to our international airport. And I’m on a push to have
that done, because these are all good things to
help people out there. Awareness is the number
one thing, you know, education. How do we get the
information, how people can help people out there? That’s what this
is all about. Help people,
helping people. So, let’s get
the word out. And from a federal
government standpoint, you know, the more education,
the more information we can help push out there
nationally would help. Joe Grogan: Great. Thank you. (Applause) And on that vein about
awareness, I do want to make sure before I forget
to give the National Human Trafficking Hotline number
out, because this is a number that should be
posted in many places, it should be mentioned
whenever we’re discussing the subject. So, the people who need
help can reach out and try and get resources. And the number is
1 (888) 373-7888. And I think
it’s important. As he said, events like
this even just to begin a discussion about it. I mean, it’s great
working in the Trump administration with so
many committed people. But people like Ivanka,
who can plunge into an issue like this, dove
into the substance, raise awareness and
use her platform. As well as the attorney
general and so many others. So, on state and local
level, are you seeing — any of you seeing an
increase in awareness on the subject and reports of
both the incidents, the crime incidents, but also
people reaching out? And maybe we can
start with Florida. Female Speaker:
Absolutely. As many here in this room
know, Florida ranks third in terms of cost to
the national hotline. That number had a huge
increase from 2007 to 2015. As of 2016, the numbers
started to stabilize. But I also believe that
awareness, just the vigilance of our community
has really come into play. And so, as we continue
to really delve into the messaging, again, our
county health departments, all 67 of our county
health departments have participated with HHS and
they look beneath the surface campaign. Our Department of
Education, the first in the nation, has
released a rule. We’ve implemented
curriculum. Each of our school
districts is going to be in an age appropriate
manner, requiring our children to be educated
on the ills, the evils of human trafficking. (Applause) Our statewide
council on Human Trafficking, which is led
by our attorney general, continues to find ways to
develop creative solutions with law enforcement and
other partners in the fight. This is truly a battle and
what I continue to stress each and every day — and
the Super Bowl has given us a great platform to do
it — but what I continue to stress is that this
is a problem that we are plagued with 365 days a
year and each and every one of us can
make a difference. (Applause) Judge Blake,
do you want to? Male Speaker: Yeah. So, one of the one of the
things is, is that as we talk about this, the that
we’re seeing an increase in reporting in Indian
country, because one, I think that, you know, the
information’s out there. You know, the giving of
the of the hotline I think is critical. But the other with the
President’s position on missing and murdered in
India of indigenous women, that that was a that was a
real — a real, you know, aha moment for
Indian Country. And it’s giving people
the opportunity to come forward to say that
they were victims of trafficking. And we’re seeing it more
and more that these children that were missing
for years that we thought just were runaways, we’re
now coming back and telling us, no, I was I
was living a life that I had no choice to
live, but to survive. So, that there again, I
think that, you know, the continued efforts when you
were talking about the funding part of that, you
know, be inclusive of tribal land, because it’s
not that we don’t want to be involved. It’s that I think that the
invitation needs to be more formally given
and we will be there. Joe Grogan: Great. Thank you. (Applause) Certainly, tribal issues
and tribal engagement is something that we this
administration really wants to lean in on. We have a dedicated person
in our inner governmental affairs office totally
devoted to tribal issues. And on this, when the
president specifically to traffic trafficking, when
the President signs an executive order later on
today, it’s important to note that there will be a
new position created at the Domestic Policy
Council solely devoted to fighting human
trafficking. So, we’re very excited. (Applause) That person,
while they’ll be in the Domestic Policy Council,
consistent with the way the President runs his
White House, will be working cross-functionally
with anybody and any agency who wants to
fight this issue. It’s Ivanka’s team, it’s
the National Economic Council, it’s the National
Security Council, it’s anybody who wants to step
forward and volunteer to help, because this is a
huge problem that requires all of government,
including our international partners. It’s great to see
Ambassador Brownback. Our two wonderful
ambassadors in the front row here. And I just want to save it from a personal perspective. How deeply moving it is
for me to work on these issues. Domestic Policy Council
covers all host of issues, but I don’t know that I
have ever been around any issue that is both
as emotional and as difficult, but as
inspiring as fighting human trafficking. I want to thank
especially, to the survivors who’ve made it
here today and who have come here on numerous
occasions, who volunteered to give us advice to step
forward and share their stories, because without
you, we wouldn’t be able to get anything done and
get any traffic, any momentum going on this. So, thank you very much to
our panel and to everybody for coming here today. Thank you. (Applause) Aide: Please welcome to
the stage, Ambassador Callista Gingrich. (Applause) Ambassador Gingrich:
Good morning. It’s an honor to be here. I want to thank President
Trump and senior adviser Ivanka Trump for their
leadership and steadfast commitment to the fight
against human trafficking. The scourge of human
trafficking is a stain on all of humanity. It invades borders,
destroys communities, and robs millions of
their human dignity. Faced with this great
challenge, the Trump administration is
committed to protecting survivors, prosecuting
offenders and ending modern day slavery. However, governments
cannot act alone. Human trafficking is a
global crisis and requires global solutions across
all sectors of society. Partnerships with
faith-based organizations are critical in
turning the tide. Faith-based organizations
serve as lifelines for some of the most
vulnerable people on the planet, including victims
of human trafficking. They have an unrivaled
ability to build trust with survivors and
to provide care and rehabilitation. Like the United States,
the Holy See understands and appreciates the
powerful role of faith-based organizations in eradicating modern-day slavery. Indeed, Catholic
organizations are among some of America’s best
partners in this endeavor. The U.S. Embassy to the Holy See
works with a global network of the Catholic
Church, which extends to more than one point three
billion people worldwide. For example, as an
embassy, we promote and support the courageous
work of Catholic sisters. Our grants have funded
anti trafficking programs for women religious
in 36 countries. Recently, we established
an anti-trafficking training course for a
global organization called Talitha Koum to lead. Talitha Koum is comprised
of over 2,000 Catholic sisters in 92 countries,
all working to combat human trafficking. Faith-based organizations
like Talitha Koum are on the ground in nearly every
country in the world, including the
United States. They work tirelessly to
save women, men, and children from
horrific fates. And they are key partners
for federal and state law enforcement agencies
braving the omnipresent threat of criminal and
terrorist organizations that profit from
this global crime. Together, law enforcement
agencies and faith-based organizations helped
facilitate victim recovery, reintegration
and criminal prosecution. Here in the United States,
the Department of Homeland Security and the FBI have
strong partnerships with Catholic service
organizations to provide safe havens for victims. And internationally, the
United States and the Holy See are members of the
Santa Marta Group, an organization comprised of
law enforcement officials, Catholic bishops, women,
religious, and civil society leaders that work
together to develop victim centered approaches to
end human trafficking. As you leave today with
renewed dedication and resolve, I encourage you
to explore opportunities to collaborate with
faith-based organizations across all faiths in the
fight against modern-day slavery. In this regard, the U.S. Embassy to the Holy See
will continue to work diligently with the
Vatican to eradicate human trafficking. Together, we can save
lives and end this horrific injustice. Thank you. (Applause) Aide: Please welcome to
the stage, the panelists for our second panel
moderated by Ambassador at Large Office to Monitor
and Combat Trafficking in Persons. John Richman. John Richmond: Well, this
morning, we do have the incredible privilege of
hearing from several members of Congress,
leaders who have helped create the massive shift
in the legal landscape around the world,
establishing a comprehensive trafficking
in Persons Law or Trafficking Victims
Protection Act. The 20th anniversary of
which is this year, which is what is bringing
us all together. It defined human
trafficking to include both labor trafficking as
well as sex trafficking. It includes the
trafficking offenses against children
and adults. It makes sure that we’re
thinking about both domestic and international
trafficking and dispels some common myths, like
the idea that trafficking involves the
movement of people. It doesn’t require the
movement; it just requires coercion. This is a this is a crime
that there’s something we can do about. I’m grateful that the law
gave us the 3P paradigm that we still use today. This idea of prosecution,
protection, and prevention, three
inextricably important and mutually reinforcing ideas
that help us in this fight. So, with this incredible
panel, let me start with Congressman Smith. Congressman, you were one
of the earliest champions of the bill and you
introduced the bill that ultimately, became the
Trafficking Victims Protection Act. I love for you to tell us
what was going on in the late 90s. What prompted you to be
an early champion of this work? And how has the
Trafficking in Persons report that was created
and mandated by the law that you helped champion
making an impact around the world? Congressman Smith: Mr.
Ambassador, thank you so very much. And thank you for so
faithfully implementing the law and doing above
and beyond what was even articulated in the
statute and statutes that followed. You know, I’ve been in
Congress now 40 years and in 1982, I introduced my
first anti-trafficking resolution targeted
at the Soviet Union. The use of gulag labor
there was horrific. Commissioner Rod Robb,
who was then the customs commissioner, had a number
of products that he wanted to put an import ban on. So, I did a resolution
that passed in the House. A few years later, Frank
Wolf and I went to Perm Camp 35, the infamous
gulag, where such great people, like Natan
Sharansky had spent so many years of their life. But again, the gulag
system was all over the Soviet Union and exporting
of those products was occurring. A couple of years later
after Tiananmen Square. Frank Wolf and I, again,
went to a prison camp in China and saw a 42 percent
of the square activists under the false banner of
reform through labor force labor. I’ll be making goods
that came to our markets cleaning jelly shoes,
which were very popular then socks. We came back with samples,
got an important ban on that. A couple of years later
in 1996, I introduced comprehensive legislation
on child labor. And unfortunately, it had
the same template that we put into the TVPA and that
is name names and then sanction those countries
that either do not enforce the law or if they don’t
have a law at all on child labor. Kathie Lee Gifford
testified in one of the hearings. She had products in
Central America that were unfortunately the result
of child labor being sold in our stores. Next, two years later, we
got the bill passed in the House, failed in the
Senate, never took it up. Great people like Michael
Horowitz came into my office. We had great meetings. What an advocate he is and
was for human trafficking. My staffers, David
(inaudible) on the Democrat side, and Joseph
Reese, who was our first ambassador to East Timor. We worked on legislation
to finally say, enough. We’re going to combat
trafficking here overseas. We will also make it a
whole of government, so, nobody is excluded in the
government and have real penalties up to life
imprisonment for anybody who exploits a child and
anybody if force Florida coercion harbored
hurts a woman or a man. But sex trafficking is
obviously one of the major focuses. As Calista said so well,
you know, there are about 5 million women and mostly
women and children who are sex trafficked, about 20
million, according to ILO, who are trafficked
because of labor. And of course, there’s
an intermingling so very often, but the legislation
was very hard to get past. The previous
administration then did not want to TIP report,
which you do great work in putting together so
that the three Ps, the narrative on each and
every country says how they’re doing on
prevention, prosecution, and protection with a set
of recommendations that follow as well. They said just put it into
the human rights report. The country reports on
human rights practices, which would have
been a step. We said absolutely not. My friend over here, Sam
Brownback, took the bill up on the Senate
side, his own bill. And we did a merge
purge at the end. But it was it was against
serious odds that administration did not
want to have sanctions. Sanctions are embedded in
the bill, as you know so well, it covers everything
and it’s making a difference. There are times when the
TIP report was less than stellar, 2015
in particular. But you have done
a magnificent job. It is the gold standard. And I know for a fact
because you do as well, we meet with delegations all
the time, they don’t want to be on Tier 3. They don’t want to be
shamed for their egregious complicity in human
trafficking, sex or labor. And they want to
be above that. Plus, there’s a
sanctions piece. So, I want to thank you
again for what you have done. There’s so much
more to be done. Finally,
government-government, government, NGOs —
and NGOs have been indispensable
in all of this. Clips of Secretary of
Russia say, Ambassador Gingrich, thank you for
the faith-based emphases you have made because
that, I think, is indispensable to ending
this terrible plague. (Applause) And we’ve had
Delta Airlines testify at hearings. We’ve — and what —
they’re doing a tremendous job. But the private
partnership, now, you know, I had just
yesterday, Deb that was here. She did a tremendous work. It is doing a tremendous
work, as is homeland security, on training
people to be situationally aware. RW, the Barnabas, and
Hackensack Meridian, two large networks in my
state, are training their healthcare workers. And we know from the 2014
Laura Lederer study — and I’ll finish on this. They they’ve made it very
clear that 90 percent of all the victims of sex
trafficking go to a health care facility. Sixty three percent go
to an emergency room. So, if you have health
care professionals or situationally aware and we
need to share this as you are with overseas partners
as well, there is a point of contact for victim
identification, God willing, intervention,
and then on the road to recovery. So, thank you. (Applause) John Richard: Thank you
for your passion about this. Thank you for using the
tip report and your engagement and with other
countries, I hear as I travel to other countries
talk about the importance when members of Congress
raise this on their congressional outreach
to other countries. So, I’m grateful for that. And you might be
encouraged to know there are original members of
the trafficking in persons office here today that
opened the office when it first started
based on the act. And as you mentioned, I
know that you had allies in the Senate and
Ambassador Brownback. You are certainly one of
those as you brought this bill forward on
the Senate side. I would — and now I get
to work alongside you at the State Department. In your new role as
ambassador at large for religious freedom. And I’m grateful for your
wise counsel during my time at the State
Department. And I’ve certainly
benefited from working with you. But I’d love to know what
motivated you and what were your thoughts as you
began to think about the Trafficking in Persons
Act from the Senate perspective? How have you
seen it be used? What are we doing well? And what do we need
to do differently? How do we need to adjust
as we’re moving into the future? Ambassador Brownback:
Well, I saw something, and then decided you need to
do something, which — my guess is my story is
pretty similar to most people in this room. You see it, something
clicks, and you say, well, somebody needs
to do something. And then you turn back
and you look at yourself, well, I need to
do something. And did it. Gary, how gun showed up
at my office when he was heading the IJM and —
which I believe he still is. I don’t know if
Gary is here or not. And he laid a lock on my
coffee table and said this was taken off of the
brothel in India, off of a room where a 12-year-old
girl was locked in here. And then the lock was
taken off when a customer would come, and she was
locked in there at night. And this continues to go
on, and it goes on a great deal. I had a great staff
member, Sharon Pate, at the time that was really
working this issue. And we formed a
partnership with Paul Wellstone. He and Sheila’s wife were
both involved in this and they were seeing women
being trafficked from the Ukraine into Minnesota. And they were showing up
then at battered women’s shelters and saying, what
are you doing here from the Ukraine? Well, it’s kind of a long
story, but let me tell you about it, and did. And together we formed a
partnership and behind — and on that partnership
also private sector was, gosh, we had Gloria
Steinem on that, Chuck Colson. And we would go around
to other members in the Senate and say we’ve got
Gloria Steinem and Chuck Colson on this bill. And Paul Wellstone
and I are doing this. And they’d say,
just sign me up. I don’t care what’s in it. (Laughter) If you guys agree on
this, we’ll go forward. But that’s really
the point of it. This is an issue that
just knows no political boundary. This is a complete human
dignity issue about somebody that’s just
been put in a horrific circumstance
and condition. And being from the state
of Kansas — and I have my Kansas City socks on — my
mother grew up on their property where John Brown
would stay when he was in Kansas during the bleeding
Kansas, were fighting against slavery in
those very early days. And I’m looking at that
heritage, and saying I’ve got to be a part to end
this modern slavery, just like you’ve said
that to yourself. (Applause) Ambassador Richmond: Well,
I’m certainly grateful and I appreciate you
highlighting the bipartisan nature of this
bill’s has gone through. And as one thing we’ve
seen over the last 20 years is that there has
been a growing consensus across the political aisle
regarding this important issue. I’m grateful that the two
of you put together this law, this comprehensive
law that focuses on both labor and sex trafficking. It gave us great tools
about how we could approach nonviolent
coercion to address how traffickers are actually
operating in modern times and give us great tools
like the TV set and other tools that we can use to
make sure that victims are protected. Let me shift to
Congressman McCaul. You have served as the
chairman of the House Homeland Security
Committee. Now you’re the lead
Republican on the House Foreign Affairs Committee. You’re working both
domestically as well as internationally on this. I know you’ve just
proposed a new piece of legislation that
leveraging information for forcing Foreign
Traffickers Act, the LIFT Act. I think it’s being called. We’d love to hear more
about that in how you see the role of the U.S. Advisory Council and
survivors that are here today, but also survivors
around the country and around the world and how
they speak into this issue. What needs to be done as
we look into the future? Congressman McCaul: Well,
thank you, Ambassador, and thanks for having me. And thanks for
your service. And Ambassador and
Congressman Ted Poe, who was on foreign affairs,
did so much on trafficking issues. It’s good to
see you again. I think my journey started
as a federal prosecutor for about 10 years and
then Cornyn as deputy attorney general. We started the Internet
Crimes Against Children unit to catch
predators online. And there have been
thousands of prosecutions in my state. Putting these
predators behind bars. That’s a real
positive thing. Back in 2000, too. But since I became
chairman, when I was chairman of Homeland, we
had the blue campaign in the Department of
Homeland Security. I see some out
in the audience. We authorize that into law
to raise public awareness on the issue, because what
we found is that most people in the country were
not even aware this was happening. And it happens not just in
Thailand, it’s happening in our own backyard. And I want to recognize,
Courtney, you look back, my human trafficking
survivor who came back to us a year ago, who has a
special place in my heart and a special story to
tell because you have to hear these stories. This happened outside
of Houston, Texas, and suburbs of Houston
and Katy, Texas. If it could happen in
Katy, Texas, it can happen anywhere in the nation. And so, the blue
campaign is a great job coordinating with law
enforcement, public awareness. The other bills, the
indirect Interdiction for the Protection of
Children, which takes my Daesh, my Texas CPS model
where, you know, a lot of these troopers make
the traffic stops. But if they don’t know how
to identify the warning signs that, hey, this is
not this girl’s father or something’s in that car,
that doesn’t really make sense. And they have a training
program that we want to take nationwide with a
grant funding component to it so that we can capture
and arrest these evil monsters, you know, and
get them off the streets. Following the Lift Act,
leveraging information on foreign trafficking,
believe it or not, in our embassies and our
consulate offices when they deny a visa for based
on human trafficking, they do not share that
information with law enforcement. It’s just tucked
away in a file. So, this would mandate
that information be shared with law enforcement. But what I’m also proud
of this goes back to know that the council is we
authorize the president’s advisory council
to the year 2025. Why is that important? Because I think I want to
give Ivanka shout out as well. She’s really elevated this
issue and prioritized this issue. She’s done a lot. (Applause) We want to make
this council really mean something not only for the
executive branch, but for policymakers in the
Congress, so we can get the advice. And I’ve learned so much
from just Courtney about the process and
how it works. How could a beautiful
17-year-old girl get swept up? And I can’t say where
because there’s an ongoing investigation. But how could this
have happened? It really makes no sense. And to get these stories
and have victims and survivors on the council,
I think is very valuable to Congress and to the
executive branch as we approach the Super Bowl. And you’re going to that,
you know, that’s going to be a major
trafficking event. And there are going to
be rumors all around the Super Bowl trying to trap
young men and women into this horrific
modern-day slavery. And we all know the
stories and are bought and sold like property. This needs to stop. And as a former
prosecutor, I try to educate prosecutors and
judges to know what the victims are, the victims,
they don’t deserve to be behind bars. It’s the predators. (Applause) It’s the people
— and they need to be behind bars for a
very, very long time. Ambassador Richmond:
I so appreciate you highlighting both the role
of the advisory council and the fact that you’re
trying to extend its life in the Lift Act. The council has been so
valuable to me personally and I think it’s
been valuable to the administration as well. And I also hope that the
folks hear the message that you’re saying
about the principle of non-prosecution of
victims, that victims should not be prosecuted
or penalized in any way for the unlawful acts
they’re traffickers making. (Applause) I think that’s
a really important point. Let me shift to
Congressman Wagner. During your time in
Congress, you’ve been incredibly focused on
online exploitation of women and children
as well as men. I know that you’re
personally interested in some of the work
in the Philippines. I know the State
Department has a robust child protection compact
with the Philippines, where the Philippines puts
skin in the game along with our foreign
assistance, where we work together in order to
actually stop traffickers and protect victims. Let me hear your
perspective on what is going well and what needs
to change as we move forward. Congresswoman Wagner:
Great, great. Thank you, Ambassador. I’m going to stand up. I’ve got a long flight
ahead of me and stretch my legs for a minute. But it’s — and I want to
see all the survivors, all the NGOs, all the advocacy
groups that just lift us up to be here on the 20th
anniversary of TVPA. Chris Smith, my you know,
my ranking member, Mike Call and Ted Poe, you
know, I stand on your shoulders. This is only my eighth
year in Congress, not 48th year Congress. And the TVPA is
so important. I got really passionate
about human trafficking and labor trafficking,
trafficking that was going on, sex trafficking
and labor trafficking. During my very first
tip report as a U.S. ambassador in Western
Europe and I was watching women and children and
young boys being brought in from Eastern Europe and
being exploited in Western Europe in horrific,
horrific ways. And, you know, I served my
time and went back to the United States of America
and began to dig into this in my own backyard, in my
own country, and found that, yes, indeed, that
human trafficking and specifically sex
trafficking was hiding in plain sight in every
community, in every faith organization, in every
cul-de-sac, in every school district, all
across our country. And that it was a scorch
and something that we absolutely had to do
something about that. I tell you what you all
doing with the tip report in terms of — the compact
is fantastic in the Philippines and online. It’s been expanded, I
know, to Peru and Ghana, Jamaica. I want to see it grow
so more and more. But my passion is to go
after those predators online. I’m probably best known
for the authorship and the passing of FOSTER,
the Fight Online Sex Trafficking Act. (Applause) Yes. Yes. You all know you there. They said it
couldn’t be done. And we did it. You know, it was
a life’s work. Yeah, I have to say,
truly, is it to be able to give tools and resources
to our law enforcement and prosecutors that that
allow them to go through the sex trafficking
statutes and the prostitution statutes
to fight this criminal enterprise, it allows it
allows justice for her victims at last. And it did something they
said could never be done, which was to go in — and
Congressman Poe knows you go in and amend the
Communications Decency Act Section 230 to make it
Congress’s intent very, very clear. We never met through the
CDC to make the Internet and. Red light district. If it is a crime offline,
it is a crime online. Period. Full stop. (Applause)We have been
now, gosh, President Trump and with the help of
Ivanka and so many others. The President signed this
into law in April of 2018. So, it’s been about
a year and a half. And the disruption
is then amazing. In a good way. We brought down back page
dot com with a 93-count indictment. (Applause) Over 60 percent
of men who just pulled down their Internet sites
as a deterrent factor, which is what we knew
it would do for fear of prosecution. But we’ve disrupted over
60 percent year to year. A lot of what’s being
posted right now are kind of duplicates and spam
and scam type of things. But you go to
childsafe.ai, childsafe.ai I’ve got a I to see some
of the of the inroads that we’ve made over this
time period here. So, I’m excited about that
work and what you all did to make that happen. And my next crusade is
end-to-end encryption. And I know the attorney
general talked about it. (Applause) Yes. And we talked about it,
ambassador, at our DHS conference. You know, I had and I’m
just going to call it out because as Kevin and
others know, I just do. And I had the opportunity
at a hearing in financial services to speak and
question Mr. Zuckerberg, Facebook. Ninety percent of
the online sexual, pornographic, horrific,
exploitive images are on Facebook and
their platforms. Twelve million, in fact,
in 2018 and to there and to say something positive
at the time they reported those 12 million, they
reported those 12 million horrific, awful images. But now they’re going
to move to end to end encryption. And when they do that, law
enforcement will not be able to access any of
those images and with impunity after letters
and pleadings from the attorney general, from the
Department of Homeland Security, from law
enforcement, from prosecutors, from DHS,
from me, Congress, others, they refuse. They want to move forward
on their end- to-end encryption. So, we’re — if an
industry won’t police itself. That’s when
Congress steps in. And we’re going to play
some, that’s for sure. (Applause) You know, this is
important privacy and lawful access are not
pitted against each other. Privacy and lawful access
are not pitted against each other. The Fourth Amendment gives
us a lot of broad privacy rights. But, you know, it
is not warrantless. All right. And we have to have a way
to make sure that people’s privacy is protected. But that also law
enforcement has a way to keep our children. Are women the most
vulnerable in our society safe? That’s what we’re going to
do with this legislation. So that’s where
we’re going next. I thank you for the time. I thank you all
for what you do. We all stand on your
shoulders and are grateful for the advocacy
group work. My great staffer,
Rachel Bagley (spelled phonetically), back there
about ready to give birth any minute now. She helps authors so much
of what goes on here. I’m just grateful to you. I’m grateful to our
State Department. And for the TIP report and
what you’re doing online now with the compact
is really great. I want to see it expanded. So, I thank you. Ambassador
Richmond: Thank you. Male Speaker: Well, I
can’t tell you how much a treat it is for me to
actually reverse roles. I’m used to getting asked
questions by members of Congress. And now I get to actually
ask you also, it’s a treat for me. I can tell you that a lot
has been accomplished on the Hill and we’re
grateful for the legislation that’s
been provided. Shortly after the
Trafficking Victims Act became law in 2000, the
United Nations passed its protocol against
trafficking in persons. And I’m grateful today
that the head of the United Nations Trafficking
in Persons program is actually here with us. Grateful for your
partnership over the years and look forward to
continuing to combat this with you. That’s what the
most widely adopted international
protocols was, over. There are 175 countries
that have signed up. There’s only about 15 to
18 countries that have it, which is just remarkable. And since then, we’ve
had over 150 governments around the world have
followed the United States and passed trafficking
in persons laws, comprehensive laws. And we’re so grateful
for that, to have this international legal
consensus that human trafficking is wrong, that
it’s a violation, that people are putting freedom
first, which is the phrase that the President has
given to this year, that we want to put
freedom first. When to put it first in
our priorities and our conversations, we want
to raise it with other countries, to raise it
with each state in this union and make sure we’re
doing well, because while we recognize it’s the 20th
anniversary, we want to celebrate what’s
been accomplished. We also know that there is
a great deal left to be done in the 24.9 million
victims around the world are evidence of that. It is our job now to take
the parchment promises of law and turn them into
tangible deeds that bring hope to individuals who
need rescue and need services. And we want to make sure
that we do that, and we want to make sure that
we hold traffickers accountable, that we
end the impunity that traffickers
currently enjoy. I can tell you that
this is hard work. There are not
easy answers. They’re not
simple solutions. But the world is not in
desperate need of more people to explain to us
why these things are hard. The world’s in desperate
need of more people to do the hard things. And I’m grateful that you
all are here and willing to do those hard things
to secure freedom for individuals who are
currently being trafficked and to put freedom first. We’re grateful to this
administration’s focus on freedom first. Thankful that we get to
work together with this White House, with
Congress, with so many civil society leaders
that see so many NGOs and leaders here from
across the movement. We’re grateful for your
presence here today. And we’re grateful that
as you leave here, you’re going to receive a
commemorative book of the last 20 years that
highlights the history of what has gone on here in
the United States, how the act was formed. Early stories from
Congressman Smith and Ambassador Brownback about
their days, along with their colleagues from
both sides of the aisle. It’s a retrospective of
what has been accomplished and really a call to each
of us that as we pivot into the future, we have
to do more than what we’ve accomplished so far
is not sufficient. There is more to be done. And I’m grateful that we
get to be in this fight together. So, thank you all. (Applause) The President: Well,
thank you very much. Please. Thank you. (Applause) And I want to
thank you all for being here as we mark the 20th
anniversary of Trafficking Victims Protection Act. Very important. Twenty years ago, this
nation took a historic step to protect the
victims of this form of modern-day slavery here in
the United States and all around the world. My administration is 100
percent committed to eradicating human
trafficking from the Earth. I am pleased to be joined
this afternoon by Vice President Mike Pence and
the members of my Cabinet: Attorney General William
Barr; Secretary Gene Scalia — hello, Gene;
Secretary Alex Azar, who is very busy — and I’m
going to see you in a little while, right? Unfortunately, for
this — in this case. Acting Secretary Chad Wolf, great job with those numbers. Great job, Chad. Deputy Secretary
Stephen Biegun. Hi, Stephen. And thanks also to
Representatives Chris Smith, Ann Wagner, Michael
McCaul, and Chip Roy for being with us. Thank you very much. (Applause) And we have a
lot of great senators that wanted to be here so
desperately, but I said, “Just stay where you are
and do you job, please.” (laughter) We also have
with us Ambassadors Callista Gingrich
— hi, Callista. (Applause) Sam Brownback
and John Richmond. Thank you all very much. Thank you. Thank you. (Applause) And Director of
the FBI, Christopher Wray. Christopher. Thank you, Chris. (Applause) And we have
Georgia Attorney General Chris Carr — very active. Thank you very
much, Chris. Thank you very much. (Applause) And Florida
Attorney General Ashley Moody. Thank you. Thank you, Ashley. Thank you, Ashley. (Applause) Florida
Lieutenant Governor Jeanette Núñez. (Applause) And First Lady
of Texas, Cecilia Abbott. (Applause) I just saw
your husband, by the way. I just saw your
great husband. Great gentleman. And North Carolina
Lieutenant Governor Dan Forest. Thank you very much. Thank you, Dan. Great. (Applause) And I am
especially grateful to Ivanka for her
unwavering efforts. She has taken this
under her wing. (Applause) Thank
you very much. Thank you, honey. Ivanka has been a champion
for administrative and legislative actions to
combat human trafficking. And a true heart — she
has — this issue has been so important to her. This, and making sure
people are ready to work. And she has now created
over 15 million jobs for the people of our country
— one of the reasons our unemployment numbers
are the best ever. Fifteen million. (Applause) And I would say
that this issue may be closest to her heart
because of the level of evil that you would never
believe is even possible in a modern age. The level of evil
is incredible. So I just want to thank
Ivanka for — for both of the things that you
are really focused on. Thank you very
much, honey. I appreciate it. (Applause) Fifteen
million jobs. It was going
to be 500,000. “Daddy, I think we can do
500,000.” Within about a week, she broke that, and
now she is up 15 million jobs. It’s a fantastic thing. (Applause) I’m not —
I’m not surprised, Mike. We’re not surprised. We are also honored to
have with us several extraordinary survivors
of human trafficking. And I want to thank you
all for being here. And you’ll come up when we
sign, and it’s going to be my great honor to say
hello and shake your hand. And your courage really
inspires us all. I want to just
let you know that. As the men and women in
this room know, human trafficking is a problem
everywhere — a worldwide problem. Human trafficking is worse
than ever before, and that’s because
of the Internet. I’ve heard from Bill
Barr, and I’ve heard from others, that the Internet
has caused lots of good things to happen and lots
of really bad things. And this is probably the
worst of the bad things. And it’s an
incredible thing. An estimated 25 million
people around the world today are being held
captive, manipulated, and abused by human
traffickers. In 2018 alone, the
National Human Trafficking Hotline identified over
23,000 human trafficking victims in the
United States. Sixty-five percent of
these victims were women. More than one in
five were children. Human traffickers prey
on their most vulnerable citizens and people. They’re vicious. They’re violent. My administration is
fighting these monsters, persecuting and
prosecuting them, and locking them away for a
very, very long time. We’ve had a tremendous
track record — the best track record
in a long time. We are dismantling the
criminal organizations that make largescale human
trafficking possible. In my first month in
office, I instructed federal agencies to go out
and just do what you have to do. All federal departments
are doing what they do to identify and destroy
these groups. And we are destroying
a lot of them. Unfortunately, they come
back very quickly in a different form. In 2018, the Department
of Justice shut down the leading site for online
sex trafficking. The DOJ prosecuted a
number of violent crimes. That now is a
record number. In the last three years,
ICE has arrested over 5,000 human traffickers. And I want to thank ICE. They have been incredible. These are great,
great people. (Applause) Great. Great people. They’re tough, they’re
brave, and they love our country. Overseas, we have also
seen historic prog- — really, progress,
incredible progress working with us and using
our intelligence with them. When I took office, ISIS
controlled over 20,000 square miles of territory
and perpetrated some of the most heinous forms of
human trafficking anywhere in the world. As you know, we’ve
totally defeated the ISIS caliphate in
Syria, in Iraq. And it’s 100 percent. We have thousands and
thousands of prisoners — ISIS prisoners. And it’s really been
something that’s been rather incredible. And we did that rather
quickly, because when we came in, as an
administration, it was all over. And we have 100 percent
of the caliphate. They’re bloodthirsty. They’re horrible. The founder and leader,
al-Baghdadi, who was trying to rebuild
ISIS, is now dead. We got him and that
was a big thing. (Applause) That was a big
thing, and not an easy thing. He was hiding and they’ve
been after him for 15 years, but we got him. My administration is
putting unprecedented pressure on traffickers at
home and abroad, and we are freeing innocent
victims at every single turn. I was proud to be the
first Commander-in-Chief to attend a meeting of the
President’s Interagency Task Force established by
the Trafficking Victims Protection Act of 2000. In November, I was also
the first President to sign an executive order to
establish a Task Force on Missing and Murdered
American Indians and Alaska Natives. (Applause) Just signed it. And this has a very
special focus on women and girls. That’s an incredible thing
that’s been happening, but we just signed it. I’ve signed nine pieces
of bipartisan legislation aimed specifically
at combatting human trafficking domestically
and around the globe. And in 2018, I signed
legislation strengthening the Department of Homeland
Security’s Blue Campaign, which unified the
Department’s fight against this crisis and —
increasing public awareness every
single day. We have signed more
legislation on human trafficking, by far, than
any other administration has even thought about. We enacted bills. (Applause) Thank you. And we’ll do
what’s necessary. We will do exactly
what’s necessary. There’s nothing more
horrible than this. We enacted bills to fight
sex trafficking, increase support for survivors, and
raise the standards by which we judge whether
other countries are meeting their duty to
fight human trafficking. And you have countries
that talk and they talk. They’re like politicians
in Washington. (laughter) They keep
talking; they do nothing about it. They do nothing about it. And we spend a lot of
money on these other countries. And we’re not sending it,
and we let them know,ver if they’re not going
to be doing their job. They don’t — in some
cases, probably — want to do their job, and that’s
a pretty bad thing. We have authorized $430
million to fight sex and labor trafficking. And with the help of the
State Department, I have held foreign governments
accountable for failing to address human trafficking
by imposing restrictions on foreign assistance
— and very powerful restrictions. (Applause) I’ve also
prioritized increasing funding for
anti-trafficking efforts in my 2021 budget,
allocating $70 million towards enhanced
prosecutions and — at the Department of Justice. We are spending $123
million towards supporting state and local efforts. (Applause) And this is all
new funding, and these funds will directly
benefit those on the frontlines who are tasked
with bringing down the perpetrators of this
terrible crime. So the kind of money we’re
talking about now is far greater than what
you’ve had in the past. And let them give the
people that worked so hard in this administration
credit because they’ve wanted to do it more than
the people in any other preceding administration. And you can read what you
want, you can say what you want, but nobody has done
more than what we’ve been doing on human
trafficking. (Applause) So today, on
the last day of this year’s National Slavery
and Human Trafficking Prevention Month, I will
take another very decisive action. In a few moments, I will
sign an executive order targeting human
trafficking and child exploitation all
across our country. This order — (Applause). And this is a very big
one: This order will build on an incredible work
that — and, really, the unbelievable work that so
many of the people in this room have been doing, and
all of the work that has been done and increasingly
is being done. You wouldn’t believe the
level — the level of enthusiasm that people
working on this issue have. I wor- — I have many
issues: economic — we have all different issues. I have never seen such
enthusiasm for a single issue as I have for
human trafficking. (Applause) And I have to
say, that starts with Bill Barr and Chris
Wray, the FBI. It starts with all of the
people in law enforcement. So important. And it’s something
that people really do appreciate. So they collect and
they coordinate. They share vital
law enforcement and intelligence information
with other places all over the world, and —
very, very important. And we have made a
tremendous impact. The problem is
it’s so massive. It’s so many people. It’s so many countries. But we’ve had a
tremendous impact. It will be posted online
along with a comprehensive list of government
resources, all of the things that we do, and
where to go to find out about what’s happening. This order expands
prevention education programs, promotes
housing opportunities for survivors, and prioritizes
the removal of child sexual abuse material
from the Internet. (Applause) And
furthermore, it takes the vital step of designating
a full-time position here at the White House
dedicated solely to combating human
trafficking, so people know how important it is. (Applause) The United
States government continues to work with the
United Kingdom, Australia, Canada, New Zealand,
in consultation with industry, on a set,
voluntary principle. We have a — a set of
voluntary principles to tackle online child sexual
exploitation and abuse. And the level of detail,
the kind of things that they’re putting in —
nobody has ever seen anything like this before. The people that are
working on it do it with incredible heart and love, and they want something to happen. They don’t want to be
wasting time like people have been wasting
for many years. Even people in this
position, they’ve been wasting time and not a lot
of money, I have to tell you. They haven’t spent — as
you know, they haven’t been spending
a lot of money. We’re now spending
a lot of money. We look forward to
launching these principles in the coming months. We will not rest until
we’ve stopped every last human trafficker and
liberated every last survivor. (Applause) So I’m now
pleased to introduce an incredible survivor, and
the newest member of the U.S. Advisory Council on
Human trafficking, Bella Hounakey. Hi, Bella. (Applause) Ms. Hounakey:
Good afternoon, my name is Bella Hounakey. Thank you, President
Trump, Ms. Ivanka Trump, and the White House for
organizing this important event. It is truly a great honor
to be here to celebrate the 20th anniversary of
the Trafficking Victims Protection Act. At age 13, I was brought
into this country. I survived trafficking,
along with 19 other girls. Afterwards, I was placed
in foster care, but this negative experience in my
past should not wholly define who I am today. (Applause) Today, I
am a college graduate. Today, I am an
American citizen. (Applause) And today, I
stand before you as the newest member of the U.S. Advisory Council on
Human Trafficking. (Applause) The Council
is composed of survivor leaders who bring their
experience and expertise to advise and provide
recommendations to the President’s Task Force
to Monitor and Combat Trafficking Persons. We represent a diverse
range of backgrounds and experiences and we’re
sincerely grateful to this administration for
appointing our current (inaudible) members to
support federal government efforts to prevent and
improve trafficking programs and policies. We view the existence of
this council as a victory for trafficking survivors
in the federal government. This council is a model
for survivor empowerment and survivor-centered
approaches that other countries, states, and
localities may learn from and adapt. This council shows in real
and tangible ways how survivors can positively
impact and inform anti-trafficking efforts
at the highest levels of government. To truly be
survivor-centered and informed means to not only
prioritize survivors’ needs or wishes and
service delivery, it must also include meaningful
collaboration with survivors to inform the
design and implementation of the very policies and
programs that affect them. No survivors should
ever be viewed by their trafficking or lived
experiences alone. We acknowledge the great
strides the federal government has made in the
last 20 years to combat trafficking, as well
as that of other stakeholders. We look forward to
continuing to advise and collaborate with the task
force to realize the goals of the TVPA, and we
encourage all of you to view our 2020 annual
report, which will be released this April. Thank you very much for
the opportunity to be here today. And to end, I would like
to share a statement and a quote from our council’s
chair, the Honorable Judge Lung, Robert: This is to
the victims and survivors out there: It’s never been
your fault, no matter what. So let go of that toxic
shame; it doesn’t belong to you. You are never too old, too
lost, or too broken to begin healing today. Hope is key, and even if
it starts out as small as a mustard seed, nurture
hope — it’ll save you. And most importantly,
you are not alone. You’re not alone. You’re not alone. Thank you and God
bless America. (Applause) The Vice
President: Incredible. (Applause) Mr. President,
Attorney General Barr, members of the council,
Ivanka, Cabinet Secretaries, members of
our diplomatic corps, including Ambassador
Gingrich, distinguished members of Congress who’ve
worked on this issue for so many years with such
heart and compassion, members of the law
enforcement community and faith leaders, and most
especially, Bella and the courageous survivors who
joined us here today: It is an honor to be with
you on this historic day. (Applause) As the
President reflected, we’re here to commemorate the
20th anniversary of the Trafficking Victims
Protection Act. As the President has made
clear, from his heart, we have a President who knows
human trafficking is not only an unconscionable
evil, but an epidemic in the world today. And the United States of
America will confront it as never before. (Applause) Mr. President,
as you said in your proclamation marking this
past month, that human trafficking “is an affront
to humanity.” And you’ve taken decisive action to
bring human traffickers to justice, their victims
to safety, and to help survivors walk the
difficult road to recovery. Like no President before
you, you’ve made it a priority to target
transnational criminal organizations that have
victimized thousands of innocent people on both
sides of our borders. I know the President and
I are grateful for the efforts of all of those
gathered here today for your compassion, for
shining light in the darkness, and bringing the
justice and determination of the American
people to this cause. But permit me to add one
more voice of appreciation to a member of this
administration who has probably articulated the
President’s message on this issue with more
compassion and more determination than anyone
else in the history of this moment. Would you join me in
thanking Ivanka Trump one more time for her
extraordinary leadership on human trafficking? (Applause) Mr. President,
the order you’re about to sign will impact the
federal response across our government and empower
the agencies so well represented here to have
even more tools to combat the scourge of
human trafficking. It will improve the way
law enforcement and federal agencies
gather information. It will also make it
easier for the American people to partner with
this administration and with law enforcement
in combatting human trafficking. It will empower
faith-based organizations to provide victims and
survivors with more compassionate care. And with more and more
young people around America engaged in this
issue, Mr. President, by your order today, you will
give younger Americans, especially, the ability on
the Internet to identify the signs of trafficking,
what dangers to avoid, and how to break free if
they’ve been victimized. (Applause) Our founding
documents attest that we believe that every person
is endowed by our Creator with certain unalienable
rights to life, liberty, and the pursuit
of happiness. And today, with
a compassionate determination of all of
those gathered here, Mr. President, you again
show the American people’s commitment to the justice
and dignity and worth of every person, and we thank
you for your leadership and compassion. (Applause) The President:
So, Mike, thank you very much. And I just want to
congratulate everybody in this room. What I’d like to do is
maybe ask some of our folks that are so involved
to come up and the survivors to come up. We will sign and we will
say hello to everybody. And again, it’s an honor
to be with you today. Thank you very much. This is a big moment. Thank you. (Applause) (The executive
order is signed.) (Applause)

100 thoughts on “White House Summit on Human Trafficking

  1. I also pray that your daughter in this video is the first female president of these great United States. In 4 1/2 years after her dad is done being president. I am 100% convinced that your daughter would make a fantastic awesome president for these modern times we are in.

  2. OK President Trump they want to be eventually stupid so I am diagnosed with schizophrenia whereas I have to live with the Democratic party walking around being slow the new mental patients like I am thirty five years old born free wrong skin and family life style I am going through alot I am homeless and people are harrassing me from all walks of life of what was done to them and they believe anything they hear and see so for fake I did this life like this they act like i owe them something they keep talking down on me in numbers they approaching me wanting to fight or cause confusion they have my family and friends hating me this game they created destroying my life I am going through alot I was born free and suppose to be free real free to do anything like the small things freedom of choice hobbies interest God is protecting us me my love one family and friends

    Linda Adams Warren

  3. These democrats think fighting physically the most important thing make America safe they chickens with they they head cut off literally

  4. Thank you Ivanka! Thank you mr. President! Thank you to everyone in that room today! Everyone has my prayers and my gratitude!

  5. We need to work on porn.
    Teach men when they go to porn sites or strip club – they are promoting sex trafficking.
    Porn = human trafficking.
    To put a fire out need to cut off the source.
    Need to deal with the liberal states . USA is #2 in the world in human trafficking after Philippines . Average age in the USA is 13 ❗ Someone's daughter ❗

  6. I am right now at this moment watching the State of the Union Address Nancy Pelosi I would love to slap that smug look off of her face I would love to just knock this s*** out of her that's what I'd love to do but I can't because I am a law-abiding citizen but I can think it.

  7. And I forgot to add the Democrats are screwing themselves the Republicans are not done it the Democrats are your real brilliant people.lol

  8. Hmmm. Anyone else wondering about the 122 "people" who disliked this video?!? Likely those diabolically desperate adrenochrome addicts we're already overly familiar with and quite disgusted at seeing their warped, maniacal faces each and every day in the impeachment "trial".
    Those of you already awake know of course I am referring to:
    #SchiftySchiff
    #NadlessNadler
    #Pay4PlayPelosi
    #KillaryKlinton
    #ObominableObama
    along with too many others across all levels of government and business all around our earth!
    God willing theses treasonous traitorous pedovores will hang for their crimes against this country and their crimes against humanity!!!

  9. Did she not urge Trump to Bomb Syria (im sure there are children there too) and cried and sobbed till he did.

  10. The Trump Family is going to be the greatest thing that has ever happened to america and the world. They are shinning examples of good and right. Thank God they are for americans.So proud of each of them. President Trump 2020

  11. Wow. This is so amazing and wonderful. A big Thank You to all the people involved here! Thank you POTUS and First Daughter Ivanka!

  12. NAME NAMES. EXPOSE THEM. CONFISCATE THEIR ASSETS. ARREST THE BAAL WORSHIPING ADRENOCHROME SUCKING PEDOVORES. STOP THE SUPERBOWL NFL HALFTIME FALSE IDOLS WHO PROMOTE THEM. … PLEASE AND THANK YOU.
    "2016 ILLUMINATI Superbowl Halftime Show – Beyonce, Katy Perry, Madonna & Coldplay" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TPlcYWgl_h8

  13. FOCUS on OREGON! #1 OF ALL STATES FOR CRIMES AGAINST CHILDREN. I'm one of them! Found out OREGON is #1 from my Psychologist! SHE WITNESSED! Having taken a contract there. SHE RAN BACK to Canada! First thing I said to her was ''I don't care if you believe me or not!"… She said, I not only believe EVERY WORD YOU SAY, I'VE SEEN IT WITH MY OWN EYES! …as she began to tell me 'her story'! Love Q-PID from Canada. I ran here too!

  14. Please give thanks to LINDA SMITH OF SHARED HOPE. She does so much to help change laws, help rescue victims and catch traffickers of human trafficking.

  15. …………….Notice All of these POESTIVE ACTION's, of this PRESIDENT "TRUMP", NO ARGUMENTS with those a"EXPLOCION's ALL over "TIME" & EYE's in the SKY's is outstanding & REALISTICE, thank's to this "PRESIDENT"…….. "TRUMP" 🗽🗽!!

  16. Childsafe. 'AI'? Isnt that site registered out of Liberia? AND WHY? How does that effect 'liability'? Why haven't we seen these KNOWN POLITICIANS indicted? Are they on the 'Sealed Indictment' lists? Hope its 'the Grand Finale' of the ''GREATEST SHOW ON EARTH!'' Thanks going to the 'real STAND UP PEOPLE' across the globe. Not so much thanks to the 'vile politicians', SAVE TRUMP! He may like beautiful women and he sure knows how to pick em. Gets even better with age. lol. MELANIA TAKES THE WHITEHOUSE in multiples! Just LOVE HER!  Jackie will have to step aside. Micheal DIDN'T COUNT! I doubt very seriously that our president is a pedo. Sickening. Beyond repulsive. Beyond pathogical. Its 'parasidic' in the whole of that deplorable lot! Surgical precision is needed. I get that. I would start with Nancy and cabal. TREASON, SEDITION, ESPIONAGE, GENOCIDE (train to run through Paradise, with 'clean swath cut!) Her filth and offspring of it is also right in the middle of the UKRAINIAN NIGHTMARE! PAID ASSASSINS AND ALL?! Do we go back to history for this? To THE SALEM WITCHTRIALS? Gitmo and torture says YES! They have sure dished it out, and scooped it out from whole nations and states. Wonder if it will be a public hanging? Or Ol' Sparky? For some 'spirit cookin' of our own! Who cares? As long as its public and no fricken cloned dapleganger! COUP AGAINST A SITTING PRESIDENT UP NEXT? Tell Nancy 'Goat Hill Pizza' says hi! Fits her perfectly! Goat on a hill? Poster girl for VOTE OUT THE GOAT 2020? HEY! I THINK IM ONTO A MEME OR SOMETHING! For a bapho bio…? Wheres that ap!? Gotta find it! Love Q-PID  : )-  tee hee hee!

  17. Thank you for addressing this evil front on.This is one of the reasons that they wanted to impeach you.To keep a lid on sex and child trafficking. Believe me.

  18. Their efforts are really working. I saw for the first time, (1/2020) posters warning about trafficking on the inside of the women's public bathroom doors at the Norwich Spa in Connecticut. The posters gave those that may currently be in that situation, phone numbers and ways to report their predicament. This is a business owned by the local Indian tribes. I was so impressed and thanked the employees at the front desk. They replied that all employees are now trained every year on what to look for if someone might be trafficked and what to do. I was impressed with their knowledge and so happy to see that this program is in place. Something like this is so far-reaching, when it advertises to others the problem and for young people to see which makes them aware that this happens. Bravo!

  19. Thank you to all who care and are taking action to free these many victims. So important. Such a huge, EVIL problem. Very grateful to this administration. THANKS AGAIN.

  20. I was molested in the very first hour , of being a foster kid 🧒🏼, after 7 years they can’t go to jail 😡. I personally demand , they change this law. I also demand the DOUBLE JEOPARDY LAW BE CHANGED , this law means if you murdered someone , and you went to trial , you can be retried again . I also want to pass a ( RACE BAITING FOR HATE ABD MURDER LAW ). US WHITES ARE NOT RACISM. NOT WHITE SUPREMACY, NOT A FASCIST ). We have been in genocide your entire life. We also want to pass a FREEDOM OF SPEECH LAW ON THE INTERNET. white slavery in Africa from 1530 to 1780 and 200 years of white slavery in America. More whites on slavery ships 🚢 and was slaves in America. LESS, LESS than 1:2%. Of whites had slaves. But we got blamed for it. All 😡. We’re also blamed for slavery EVERY SECOND OF OUR LIFE and we wasn’t alive 209 years ago 😡. Each year of white slavery in America over 1 millions whites was slaughtered. That’s over 200 million whites 😡. Whites was called servants , and treated worse . Before the 200 years of white slavery in America. We was used as human sacrifice to there sun ☀️ moon 🌙 rain 🌧 Gods , the blood 🩸 was never dry. There was also cowboys and Indians. BLACK HISTORY IS NOT RACISM. WHY IS WHITE HISTORY 😡. Africa called for a civil war on whites. See white genocide in Africa. At the same time we’re called a racist. Mexican / or illegals or , Indians , PROTEST WHITES /. Illegals protest whites at college .😡. We’re not a racist. And who really shipped whites blacks into slavery. And what nations had us as slaves. THEY CALL THEMSELVES. MINORITIES. Not in bible. GOD. Calls us his kids , they do this to pine 🌲 each other against us whites , to put themselves , in there own group. I TRULY CANT WAIT for judgement day 😡. Whites HAVE BEEN IN GENOCIDE YOUR ENTIRE LIFE. ANd COUNTING,and Jesus Christ our savior king 🤴 is white. Fire when it burns is blue white and gold. His eyes. Brass when refined is white. REV 1:14 to 15 , to 16. , they stopped selling bibles in California because they are racist ; the First Lady went to Africa. Read what they had to say about her. Look it up. OF CORSE. SHE WAS CALLED A RACIST . US WHITES ARE NOT RACISM. WERE EXACTLY LIKE YOU ARE. WERE ATTACKED AT SCHOOL. ON SCHOOL BUSES. THIS LIFE HAS BEEN A LIVING HELL. DEMOCRATIC PARTY / In office. Of running for office. RACE BAITING EACH OTHER FOR HATE AND MURDER OF WHITES. This is a hate crime. We demand a law to be passed. And we want segregation in schools. Because hate won’t stop 🛑 until we go to heaven. PLEASE SEE. AFRICA DANCING. KILL THE BOAH. AND CALLED FOR A CIVIL WAR ON WHITES. WHAT IF YOU WAAS WHITE 😡. Please see(. BLACK ISRELIGHTS (. BLACK HEBREW ( LOUIS FARRAKHAN ( MEN OF VALOR (. WE ARE GODS ( WHITE GENOCIDE IN AFRICA. ( SWEDEN THE RAPE CAPITAL OF THE WORLD 🌎 WHITE GENOCIDE ( ALL WHITE NATION INVADED BY ISLAM ☪️ MEN FIGHTERS. AFRICA MEN INVADED SPAIN TO KILL US OFF IN EUROPE. ( STORMING SPAIN RAZOR WIRE FENCE ESCAPE OR DIE). MEXICO PROTEST REFUGEES). All men fighters coming. THEY CALLED FOR A CIVIL WAR ON US WHITES ( LA RAZA SAYS KILL WHITES 😡. At no time was I a racist. I’m pointing out. What YOUR TEENAGERS. ARE REALLY DOING BEHIND YOUR BACK ON VIDEO ON THE INTERNET. RACE BAITING FOR HATE ABD MURDER OF WHITES. AND DEMOCRATS IN OFFICE. AND CNN. DON LEMON 🍋 😡. If we don’t stop racism. And race baiting for hate and murder. Then we allowed this wicked world 🌎 to WALK IN ABD KILL US A RAPE US OUT OF Existence 😡. WERE YOUR TEENAGERS VICTIMS 😡. Today a white child will be called a. Racist at school. And be attacked. ( A 12 year old wearing a MAGA hat was beat on school bus ). No that’s not true. On video. He was beat while being WHITE 😡. At no time was I a racist. We’re really not. Whites are not fascist. See. ANTIFA. they are attacking. All white even men. Watch us being beat 😡. ( BROWN ANTIFA SAYS PUNCH 🥊 WHITES ). Please take the time to see what your teenagers are doing thanks for your time and I would die for any race. I love my family love your neighbor GOD says. Every race are slaves owned by isis. chopping off arms legs heads on every race on video. BARE NAKED ISLAM ☪️ COM. please stop black slavery in Africa /. Black slavery in Libya Arabs cut black penises off 😡. These are black children being abused. Please help Africans. Free. Africa. Thanks 🙏. Personally I am against freedom of religion if it is Islam because they can program your child to become Islam Personally I am against freedom of religion if it is Islam ☪️ because they can program your child to become ☪️ AMERICA SHOULD ONLY BE A CHRISTIAN NATION. NOT TO BREED MORE TERRORIST. Also they are plotting to do something to America ( I PET GOAT 2 ). And democrats are really killing us. Spraying POSION on earth 🌍 with toxic chem trails. Harrp used for hurricane strength / tornadoes 🌪. Caused flooding. Geo engineering weather modification. on video MIKE MUNDER/ mike morales / Richie from Boston news/. That is impossible click on the sailor man 👨. Watch them killing the entire world. THE GLOBAL WARMING CLIMATE CHANGE PEOPLE. THE (😡😡I PET GOAT 2 ) 😡😡plotting to nuke America ALL LIVES. EVERY RACE. ALL AMERICANS. EVERY GOOD PERSON. ALL CHILDREN ALL ANIMALS AROUND THE WORLD 🌎 MATTERS PLEASE JUST SEE THE ENTIRE TRUTH. Thanks 🙏 for your time today. The black panther party is a religion. The BLACK ISRELIGHTS ARE A RELIGION. THE BLACK HEBREW IS A RELIGION , THE LOUIS FARRAKHAN IS A RELIGION , THE MEN OF VALOR IS A RELIGION. NOW MY WHITE CHILDREN WILL BE IN GENOCIDE AT YOUR SCHOOLS. I AM AGAINST RACISM OF ANY KIND. AND THIS LAW. FREEDOM TO PRAY. TO YOUR GOD ISNT. JESUS CHRIST OUR SAVIOR KING. MY GOD. THEY ACT LIKE THEY ARE GODS. FORCING WHITES TO BOW DOWN TO THEM ON VIDEO. THE KKK. ARE TERRORIST. WHY ARENT THEY . This is child human trafficking. To force whites children to bow 🙇 down to BLACK ISRELIGHTS

  21. Share this. Keep the conversation going. Trafficking of our children is happening in our subdivisions in seemingly safe neighborhoods. KNOW who your children are online with.. BOTH your son's and daughters. This crime has touched our life. BE AWARE.
    GOD BLESS THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION for taking ACTION!

  22. She's beautiful, and I so appreciate the whole family being so dedicated to help their dad, and help make the U.S. a better country. God bless them all! We need to all help improve our country, and being good citizens. It takes all of us to be good people, and take care of our planet, family and our neighbors. Work hard, be honest, remain humble. Treat others the same way you want to be treated. Encourage less waste, and push corporate america to do the right things. We need a healthy planet to stay healthy, and ensure it's as wonderful and healthy in future years.

  23. President Trump we love  you, your wife Milania and  your family. So professional, classy, helpful and so genuine. Vote President Trump 2020. Thank you Republicans and thank you Yvanka and Atty Bar for such an effort to stop the human trafficking. The BEST EVER!!!! Bring them human traffickers to JUSTICE.

  24. This is why Hollywood and officials in the government hate our President, they'll be exposed. Doesnt matter left or right, get these sick bastards.. Im with you Trump Family!

  25. Thank you God and thank you God for all the men and women who made this possible. AND i swear Obama and Hillary are the embodiment of Beelzebub lord of the flies and Epstein was a maggot

  26. NGOs and Civil Society members there? THE FOX GUARDING THE HEN HOUSE!?? THIS HUMAN TRAFFICKING FIGHTING IS NOTHING BUT A SCAM!!!

  27. It is good to know that much effort is going into eradicating human slavery in all its forms. This scourge is supported top-down, everywhere, as a part of Satanism. In the US we need to investigate and clean up The Finders in the FBI; the CIA, and CPS. That is where trafficking is being hidden and supported. Crooked complicit judges too.

  28. #1 reason to build that wall.
    https://youtu.be/Go62y25B8Vc

    I know there's been opposition, and I will forever question those politicians and celebrities' true motives, but it absolutely must be done. Cut off the supply ports, and start prosecuting "John's" and porn dealers with real punishment for their heinous participation which creates the demand for human flesh. Real, precious children, and women, and even men who are treated as objects, products and currency.

    If the wall doesn't get built, I will question the intent behind all this ceremony. If you raise awareness, please back it up with the actions that matter.

    Yes, I watched the entire ceremony the day it happened.

  29. God bless the Trump family! Pls save us europeans from the corrupt left communists pls..we need common sence! EU is the same as what Hitler wanted with Europe..

  30. punish the UN for their grotesque roll in kidnapping and raping children: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Child_sexual_abuse_by_UN_peacekeepers

  31. Thank you President Trump: https://www.whitehouse.gov/presidential-actions/executive-order-blocking-property-persons-involved-serious-human-rights-abuse-corruption/

  32. My brothers utube feed shows 6hundred thousand views. ..mine shows 4thousand. Huh wonder why? Why censor such a good thing unless you are involved yourself 😯

  33. There are more females having sex for higher grades on college campus and jobs than victims of human trafficking.

    Where is a bill for that?

  34. Trump is the best President of mankind who have sacrificed a lot for Americans people. Thank you GOD for blessing us with President Trump so that he could save Americans from the disastrous corrupted obama who weaponized FBI and CIA to destroy America. Trump 2020!

  35. Omfg why is there a woman representing the vatican there. SERIOUSLY AT A HUMAN TRAFFICING SUMMIT???? Cause theres no pedophiles in the vatican right???Anybody other patriots out there find that a bit unsettling?

  36. I'm a 49ers fan, I tuned into the Super Bowl this year to cheer for them and watch them play.

    But I must say that the NFL should be investigated for human trafficking. Their Shakira and Jennifer Lopez halftime show this year was a complete objectification of women. It was absolutely disgusting and disturbing. Shakira was dancing around with a thick rope around her arms and her waist, as if she was portraying a woman suffering in slavery or in human trafficking. Jennifer Lopez was dancing on a pole like if she was a stripper.

    I cannot help but wonder if this show is a reflection of what's really going on behind the scenes at the highest levels of the NFL organization. If they're involved in human trafficking, they must be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.

    These women are married with children? What message are they sending to their own kids about how we should treat women?

  37. Birth certificate + social security card + driver's license = the biggest human trafficking racketeering scheme in the history of the world.

  38. If you really care about children, stop fraudulently conscripting them into US Citizenship and robbing them of their birthright political status. That is the biggest fraud that none of you will even consider touching and you have been put on notice. From the Pope to the President , from the Federal Reserve to the IRS, you have all been put on notice of the crime instituted by FDR. End this catastrophic act of financial war against America.

  39. I sure would be grateful if SOMEONE take Mr. Barr's healthcare needs more seriously. Are you all blind to his breath sounds?

  40. Certainly would be helpful to get some details on the screen with the CCaptioning like detailed references of cases completed.

  41. you know just think of the good things this great president has been working on , in just short three years he has accomplished so so much while past presidents all they were doing pocketing money that's all. they never cared about the american people and their needs, such crooks !
    TRUMP one and only 2020

  42. TO MR. PRESIDENT, VICE PRESIDENT ,IVANKA TRUMP, AND OTHER MEMBERS OF THIS TVPA STARTED IN 2000. GREAT AND VERY WONDERFUL JOB IN AMERICA AND THE WHOLE WORLD.. GOD BLESS AMERICA

  43. Human trafficking is worldwide. Unfortunately it has reached our shores. So much needs to invested into this very serious and malicious crime. Thank you Ivanka for being part of the solution. It's about time someone stepped up to the plate. God bless you and your family. God bless the U.S.A.

  44. I remember when I was young under bush II human trafficking was associated with the least bad parts-forced labor and slavery in places very remote from us. More than just making arrests, Trump defined the truly frightening workings and aims of the trafficking NETWORKS, and showed how they work in complimentary ways here and abroad. When obama was in office they made the issue (purposefully) about the individual who chooses to be a prostitute and gets taken advantage of by some low level f2f pimp. Trump showed how corruption starts at the head, and how funding terrorism (and superstate activities) is not even the worst part of the traffickers’ agenda. If this were all he did as president it would be enough. I cant doubt the man who risked all to reveal this.

  45. Prophet Kim Clement prophesied before he passed that there would be a woman in the White House that the drug lords would be very scared every time they knew she was coming to stop them. He mentioned that God Created her with bright eyes like Ivanka and First Lady Melania.

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