On February 23rd, 2017, President Donald Trump held a listening session with anti-human trafficking experts. President Trump announced his commitment to combatting human trafficking, initiating the listening session by stating that “Solving the human trafficking epidemic is a priority for my administration.”
Trump confirmed that the federal government had ramped up efforts to stifle human trafficking in the past four weeks stating, “. . . men and women across the federal government have focused on this for some time . . . it’s been much more focused over the last four weeks, I can tell you that.” A recent report by Disobedient Media listing a number of human trafficking busts since January 20th appears to confirm President Trump’s claim.
It seems that the President is planning to involve both national and international coalitions in a bid to fight rampant criminal trafficking networks. Donald Trump mentioned that human trafficking has become a “modern phenomena because of the internet.”