Support H.R. 53 The CATCH Traffickers Act of 2017

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Human Trafficking is the use of threats, violence, abduction, fraud, deception, abuse of power or vulnerability to force and women, children, into forced labor, or sexual exploitation.  Human Trafficking is one of the biggest offences one can commit against another  human , and It happens in every country around the world, with no show of slowing down.

The Coordinated Assistance To Catch Human Traffickers Act of 2017 or the CATCH Traffickers Act of 2017 aims to end just this by direct the Department of Homeland Security to establish and maintain a national database for ongoing human trafficking investigations. This database is to be updated by local, state and federal law enforcement and is to be used as a resource for ongoing human trafficking investigations around the country. The issue of human trafficking moves so fast that a database such as this is needed to unite investigators across local, state, and even international lines.  This bill will not end human trafficking, but it is a beginning to the much needed construction of stronger human trafficking legislation in America. The Bill: 

The Problem:

Human Trafficking has been an ongoing issue in every community across America, but unfortunately many Americans see it as a problem that doesn't affect the US.  The result of this is a major lacking of policy to combat human trafficking on American soil.

 Why I Care?

My name is Matthew Carrier I am 15 years old, and I care deeply about the issue of human trafficking simply because I am an older brother of two sisters.  I can not imagine the terror and pain of those being trafficked around the world as well as their family.  Human life is beautiful and should be treasured, not labeled with a price tag. Reading these horrifying facts I find it to be my duty, as a person, to do anything in my power to help end the epidemic of human trafficking.  I do not feel organizations that rescue victims should spend their time advocating for policy, when they should more importantly be rescuing and rehabilitating victims of modern day slavery.  That is why I have chosen the route of lobbying for policy to end modern day slavery. 

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