Category: Policy

Throwing Stats Against the Wall: The Trump Administration and Trafficking

The Trump Administration claims a humanitarian crisis at the “southern border as human traffickers victimize countless women and children.” JJ examines what Trump has said about human trafficking and at looks Trump administration policies, including the wall, and how their claims compare to statistics. Sources: Remarks: Donald Trump Discusses Human Trafficking and the Border –

Trafficking Victims Protection Act (TVPA) Is Reauthorized! What Does It Mean?

Four versions of the Trafficking Victims Protection Act (TVPA) were recently passed into law which reauthorize the original law from 2000. The last version had passed in 2013, and expired in 2017 along with funding allocations to anti-trafficking efforts. The new versions include additional funding, more protections for victims, better data collection, and improved criteria

Gun Trafficking

Guest Kyleanne Hunter​ of VetsForGunReform joins Seth and JJ to discuss how gun trafficking, drug trafficking, and human trafficking are linked via transnational criminal organizations, cartels, and gangs. They look at how guns are used as currency in illicit markets internationally, which is aided by lax guns law in the US. Lastly, they talk about the

Human Trafficking Prevention Month with Expired TPVA

January is National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month, but the Trafficking Victims Protection Act (TVPA) has expired. Seth and JJ talkd about how the Trump administration and a GOP Congress failed to reauthorize the TVPA, which means funding for many programs ended in 2017. Despite early indications that the Trump administration may prioritize anti-trafficking