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Texas Wants to Help Truckers Identify Human Trafficking
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WACO, Texas (KWTX) There are over 300,000 people currently being trafficked in Texas, according to the Truckers Against Trafficking. Now, state lawmakers are looking at a bill that could help fight human trafficking.

Texas Senate Bill 128 would require drivers applying for commercial driver’s licenses to complete a training program about how to recognize the signs of human trafficking throughout their routes and stops.

Last week O.U.R. was invited to attend and present at an event with the Holy See at the United Nations in New York, titled,

“Economically Empowering Trafficking Survivors to Stay Permanently Off the Streets.”

Natalie Garnett, the Assistant National Coordinator at local anti-trafficking organization Unbound, said.

Since the beginning of Truckers Against Trafficking, over 1,500 calls have been made, leading to the rescue of 1,000 victims.

Read the rest of this story at kwtx.com

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Russell Ross
2017-03-29 09:34:35
I travel all states east of Mississippi. It disgust me to see humans held against there will by the traffickers. I would also suggest that Truck Stop employees be brought up to speed on identifying trafficked humans as well. They see a lot! Maybe a task force could reach out to companies that own there own trucks with help from company drivers. This needs to be a priority. We all have loved ones that could easily be targeted. R. Ross, Wilsonart Int., Company Driver
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