Human Trafficking Initiative

Human trafficking is defined by the law as an individual transporting, enticing, recruiting, harboring, providing or obtaining another person with the intent that the trafficked person engages in forced labor or services, including prostitution.  It also includes trafficking a child thereby causing the child to engage in or become the victim of sexual assault, child pornography or indecency with a child.  Conversely, human smuggling doesn’t involve forcing another person into labor or sex.  Smuggling merely occurs when an individual, with the intent to obtain monetary gain, transports another individual with the intent to conceal him from law enforcement or to help him flee from lawful arrest/detention, or assists another person to enter the U.S. or remain therein thru concealing and harboring him, in violation of federal law.

Human Trafficking Initiative