U.S. DOL Deputy Secretary Focuses on Human Trafficking
Wed, 03/08/2006 - 5:21am
Deputy Labor Secretary Steven J. Law addressed human trafficking issues at a Congressional-Executive Commission on China Monday. As the world's most populous country, China faces major challenges in combating this issue."Given the enormous size of China's population, there is an urgent need to deal with human trafficking issues now," Law said. "As migration within and outside the country expands, the problem of human trafficking has the potential to escalate immensely." An estimated 600,000 to 800,000 people are trafficking with the borders of countries worldwide, including somewhere between 14,500 and 17,500 in the United States, according to the State Department's Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons.