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By David Keene
Allowing states to innovate could reduce dependency on bureaucracy
Topic - Jesse Eaves
The failure of the White House to enforce threatened sanctions against countries that the State Department has accused of doing little to control human trafficking is "appalling," with the Obama administration — much like the George W. Bush administration before it — using "every loophole possible" to issue waivers to avoid punishing the offending nations by cutting U.S. aid, according to elected officials, human rights activists and others.
"They use every loophole possible to get out of punishing countries," said Jesse Eaves, policy adviser for children in crisis at World Vision in Washington, a children's relief, development and advocacy organization. "Every waiver is a missed opportunity."
He said the United States should be using its influence to get the countries to combat human trafficking "instead of giving waivers that give countries a pass."