U.S. Sen. John Thune (R-S.D.) today voiced his concern for the victims of human trafficking and his support of the Justice for Victims of Trafficking Act of 2015, which is currently being debated in the Senate.
“[T]he truth is, human trafficking occurs in every country, including right here in the United States. Every year, thousands of Americans, most frequently women and children, are trafficked within the borders of the United States itself. A large number of the victims are children who are bought and sold to feed the twisted desires of sexual predators. … This week, we’re considering the Justice for Victims of Trafficking Act, a bill put together by my colleague, the senior senator from Texas. I’ve co-sponsored this legislation because I think it provides a number of important tools to strengthen our efforts to eradicate trafficking in this country and help its victims.”
Click here to watch Thune’s remarks on the Senate floor.