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Topic - Luis Cdebaca
Pope Francis is contributing to the fight against human trafficking by making the matter a frequent point of public discourse, says a U.S. ambassador who specializes in the subject.
Luis CdeBaca, who now heads the Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons, said the Obama administration has pressed for greater protection for the domestic workers of diplomats, but the State Department declined to say why it has not suspended any countries from the special visa program.
"Nevertheless, the [Trafficking Victims Protection Act] provides that governments can receive waivers of sanctions in the national interest," he said.