How Trump’s human trafficking efforts failed immigrant survivors

By Heba Gowayed, current Member in the School of Social Science, and Julie Dahlstrom: 

"Former President Donald Trump has made human trafficking central to his platform, pledging to mobilize the full force of the U.S. government to fight this 'epidemic,' a hard line he recently reiterated in a speech in Ohio

Drawing on longstanding bipartisan support for anti-trafficking protection, Trump passed legislation to strengthen legal protections for survivors and increase funding for anti-trafficking efforts, including a $35 million grant for survivors. He also used trafficking rhetoric to support the border wall he claimed would 'stop it cold.' The effort has played to his base, stoking anti-immigrant sentiment and feeding the flames of QAnon conspiracy theories."

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