The Department of Homeland Security unveiled an anti-human trafficking command center this week that combines resources from Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) with other DHS capabilities to prevent human trafficking, and bring perpetuators of trafficking crimes to justice.
The announcement was made by acting DHS Secretary Chard Wolf on Tuesday.
“Human trafficking is modern day slavery. There is no other way to say it,” said Wolf during the sparsely-attended press conference.
“The words are strong because the actions are evil. The forms of exploitation, sex trafficking, forced labor, and domestic servitude that constitute human trafficking are antithetical in every way to the principles of human dignity that Americans hold dear.”
“The launch of this Center for Countering Human Trafficking represents the investment of resources, attention, and time by President Trump to combat and dismantle all forms of human trafficking,” he added.
When it came to field questions on the first-of-its kind initiative, there were exactly zero questions from the mainstream media.
Wonder why the you never hear about @realDonaldTrump administration’s work to combat human trafficking?
Today Trump Admin announced the first Govt. Center For Countering Human Trafficking in the US. They asked if the press had any questions.
This is what happened… *crickets* pic.twitter.com/lio4BwWoKi
— Matriarch (@imatriarch) October 20, 2020