Trafficking Victims Protection Act (TVPA) Is Reauthorized! What Does It Mean?

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Four versions of the Trafficking Victims Protection Act (TVPA) were recently passed into law which reauthorize the original law from 2000. The last version had passed in 2013, and expired in 2017 along with funding allocations to anti-trafficking efforts. The new versions include additional funding, more protections for victims, better data collection, and improved criteria for tier rankings, though the Trump administration has opted out of some of the requirements. Seth and JJ give an overview of all four TVPA laws. Sources: Presidential Proclamation on National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month, 2019, White House President Donald J. Trump Is Fighting to Eradicate Human Trafficking, White House Remarks by President Trump in Signing Ceremony for S. 1862, the “Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act”, White House S.1311 - Abolish Human Trafficking Act of 2017, US Congress Statement by the President, White House S.1312 - Trafficking Victims Protection Act of 2017, US Congress Statement by the President, White House H.R.2200 - Frederick Douglass Trafficking Victims Prevention and Protection Reauthorization Act of 2018, US Congress Bill Announcement, White House S.1862 - Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act of 2017, US Congress Statement by the President, White House Photo: State Department

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