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It’s sad but true: around the world, people are being bought, sold, and smuggled like modern-day slaves.

They are trapped in lives of misery – often beaten, starved, and forced to work as prostitutes or to take grueling jobs as migrant, domestic, restaurant, or factory workers with little or no pay.

We want to fight human trafficking – not only because of the personal and psychological toll it takes on society, but also because it facilitates the illegal movement of  immigrants across borders and provides a ready source of income for organized crime groups and even terrorists.