‘Modern day slavery’: America must fight epidemic of human trafficking here at home:

For too many Americans, the issue of human trafficking is far removed from their daily lives—something that only happens in foreign countries or Hollywood movies. Tragically, this issue is far closer to home than many of us realize.

The federal government reports that as many as 17,500 people are trafficked into our country annually, and these estimates do not even capture the number of individuals trafficked within our borders each year. With the rise of the Internet, the number of sex trafficking incidents in particular has exploded.

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