'Your papers, please' must never be heard in America
Independent voices from the TWT Communities
An international group seeking to stop trafficking of children for sex gave failing grades to half the states, including Maryland and Virginia, along with the District, for failing to pass laws that provide protection and justice to the victims of domestic sex trafficking.
How is human trafficking a family issue? And what does this nation have to do with such a heinous activity?
Portland, Ore., is a young, green, hip city. It's also a national hub for child sex trafficking.
"Each state's laws show omissions in protective provisions for child victims, and lack strong laws to prosecute the men who rent the bodies of other men's children," said Linda Smith, a former Republican congresswoman from Washington state who founded SHI and now serves as its president.
Linda Smith, CARB's health-impacts chief, wrote the following in a disciplinary memo to Mr. Tran on April 9, 2009: "Since you were the lead author and project coordinator of this report which was used to support the Regulation, your lack of credibility has called into question the credibility of the entire Regulation...