[2/4/20] – Trump Signs Executive Order Aimed at Combating Human Trafficking and Online Child Exploitation

President Trump, on Friday, January 31st, signed an executive order that is aimed at combating both human trafficking and online child exploitation. The order was signed at a human trafficking summit hosted by the White House and organized by President Trump’s daughter and adviser, Ivanka Trump. The summit and the signing of the order coincided with the 20th anniversary of the Trafficking Victims Protection Act. The order will create a new position within the White House’s Domestic Policy Council that would be focused solely on the issue of human trafficking in an effort to strengthen the federal response to the issues pertaining to human trafficking. Despite the significance of the order, the human trafficking summit was boycotted by critics of the Trump administration’s immigration policies and its treatment toward immigrant trafficking victims.

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  • Writing: How will President Trump’s executive order help victims of human trafficking?
  • Debate: All trafficking victims, including immigrants, should be treated equally.
  • Poll: Do you agree with the concerns raised by critics at the trafficking summit?
  • Short Answer: What did the Trafficking Victims Protection Act do?

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