Tag: human trafficking

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True stories of modern-day slavery: Exhibit at Washington and Lee

A new exhibit-installation on modern-day human trafficking, directed by Stephanie Sandberg, will be on display at Washington and Lee.

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Herring, Homeland Security team up to combat human trafficking in Virginia

A new state-federal partnership that will provide Virginia law enforcement agencies with additional resources and training to combat human trafficking.


Anti-human trafficking campaign honored at Virginia PRSA Awards

Attorney General Mark Herring’s initiative to combat human trafficking was recognized with the prestigious Commonwealth Award for Public Service.


Warner, Klobuchar join effort to combat human trafficking on airplanes

Sens. Mark R. Warner and Amy Klobuchar are urging Congress to pass legislation that would combat human trafficking on commercial air flights.

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Warner priorities on airport security, drones, trafficking included in Senate FAA bill

The Senate has voted to approve legislation reauthorizing the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) through 2017.

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Warner cosponsors bill to train airline personnel to combat human trafficking

U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner (D-VA) and Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) have introduced legislation to combat human trafficking on commercial air flights.

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Randy Forbes: The cost of human trafficking

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security estimates human trafficking generates $32 billion in illegal profits per year around the globe, second only to drug trafficking.

Bob Goodlatte: Combating human trafficking

Many Americans don’t think of human trafficking as a problem in our country. The sale of children for sex sounds like something that could only happen in faraway places, but tragically it is happening right here in the United States every single day.

Virginia Trucking Association partners with Truckers Against Trafficking

The Virginia Trucking Association (VTA) announces its partnership with Truckers Against Trafficking (TAT) in the fight against human trafficking.


House, Senate leaders highlight human trafficking legislation

House and Senate leaders held a press conference Wednesday to highlight legislation to combat human trafficking in Virginia.


Applications being accepted for open U.S. Attorney position in Western Virginia

U.S. Senators Mark Warner and Tim Kaine are now accepting applications for the position of U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Virginia to fill the seat left vacant by Timothy Heaphy, who left office in December after five years of distinguished service.

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Herring launches statewide human trafficking awareness campaign

Attorney General Mark Herring today launched a statewide campaign to raise awareness in Virginia of human trafficking and resources available to victims.

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Tim Kaine statement on resignation of U.S. Attorney Tim Heaphy

U.S. Senator Tim Kaine released the following statement on the decision by Timothy Heaphy, United States Attorney for the Western District of Virginia, to step down.


Absence of critical law threatens Virginia’s kids at risk for trafficking

Virginia is the only state in the nation that lacks a law against human trafficking for sexual exploitation, a crime that impacts an estimated 100,000 U.S. children each year.

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Herring urges congressional support of legislation to prevent online human trafficking

Attorney General Mark Herring today urged members of the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee to support legislation that would help prevent children from being trafficked on the Internet.

Dr. Elaine Richardson to speak at Bridgewater College on how education changed her life

From a life of human trafficking and drugs to one as an award-winning college professor and recording artist – that’s the story Elaine Richardson will share Friday, Sept.5, at 8 p.m. in Cole Hall at Bridgewater College. The event is free and open to the public.


Goodlatte praises House approval of human trafficking bills

The House of Representatives today approved several pieces of bipartisan legislation to combat the growing problem of human trafficking.

Bob Goodlatte: Our children are not for sale

Drugs can only be sold once, whereas minor children can be, and are, prostituted multiple times a day. While Congress has strengthened our laws to combat human trafficking, there is still work to do to put an end to these heinous crimes.

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Randy Forbes: The SAVE Act

The Stop Advertising Victims of Exploitation (SAVE) Act is designed to penalize internet marketplaces that knowingly facilitate human trafficking through online advertisements. Specifically, the legislation makes publishing online trafficking advertisements a felony.

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Mark Obenshain: Legislative victories

Tomorrow, the General Assembly will adjourn—and, thanks to Obamacare, it will adjourn without adopting a budget. More on that in a few days. For now, I want to tell you about some important legislation I was able to get through this year on issues like human trafficking, synthetic drugs, and property rights.

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Kirk Cox: House priorities fare well at crossover

Tuesday was crossover day at the General Assembly – the halfway point of the 2014 Session. At this point the House has passed 944 pieces of legislation; the Senate passed 696. After crossover, each house in the General Assembly may only consider bills that originated in the other house.

Governor issues directive to expand fight against human trafficking

Gov. Bob McDonnell issued on Friday an Executive Directive calling upon the Secretary of Public Safety and other members of his Cabinet to establish an Anti-Human Trafficking Coordinating Committee to assure that the Commonwealth’s response to human trafficking is comprehensive and coordinated.

Virginia moves to top of Polaris Project anti-human trafficking state rankings

Gov. Bob McDonnell recognized on Thursday the strides that Virginia has made on the fight against human trafficking during an afternoon event with the Richmond Justice Initiative.

McDonnell formally signs human-trafficking legislation

Gov. Bob McDonnell today signed three new pieces of legislation that will provide additional tools to combat human trafficking in Virginia and will provide additional services for victims of this horrific practice. “Unfortunately, the subjugation of human beings who are forced against their will into labor or worse, into the sex trade, is not something […]