Written by STOPP Website Staff (10/17/2018)

President Trump’s Crucial Speech against Human Trafficking on Oct. 11, 2018

President Trump had vowed a year ago to fight human trafficking and since then, the Department of Justice and the FBI have arrested record numbers of traffickers. President Trump spoke at the White House on October 11, 2018 to a gathering of people from various U.S. agencies and departments who have been fighting trafficking. One of the guests was Senator Rob Portman (R-OH) who was the Chair of the Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations when they moved the Stop Enabling Sex Trafficking Act (SESTA) through Congress. This bill enabled the investigation and taking down of backpage.com, the largest trafficking site worldwide.

In this speech, President Trump renewed his vow to stop modern slavery.