Washington D.C., Jul 1, 2018 / 05:01 am
As the Department of State released its 2018 Trafficking in Persons Report this week, an apostolate which helps trafficking victims said that the practice remains a problem around the world, including in the US.
The Trafficking in Persons Report features narratives on each country, and the countries of the world were divided into three tiers. Tier 1 consists of "countries whose governments fully meet the Trafficking Victims Protection Act's (TVPA) minimum standards."
Although the United States is classified as Tier 1 country, human trafficking is still a problem here, Children of the Immaculate Heart President Grace Williams told CNA in an interview. Children of the Immaculate Heart is an organization in San Diego that assists those affected by trafficking.
Trafficking is the "fastest growing illegal industry worldwide, and it's the same here in the United States," said Williams.