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President Trump Signs into Law Anti-Trafficking Bill Named After Abolitionist Frederick Douglass

Christian Ellis : Jan 9, 2019  CBN News

The bill authorizes $430 million to combat human trafficking.

(Washington, DC)—[CBN News] President Donald Trump has signed into law the Frederick Douglass Act, a bill authorizing $430 million to combat human trafficking. (Image: Frederick Douglass/via CBN News)

The measure, which was introduced by Rep. Chris Smith (R-NJ), is designed to boost government efforts to prevent sex and labor trafficking and protect victims both nationally and internationally.

The $430 million will be used over four years to fund the following:

Shelter and counseling for victims

Training airline employees to spot potential victims

Oversight to make sure government purchases do not employ traffickers

Prevention education for children

Facilitation of anti-human trafficking supply chains in US commerce

The legislation received bipartisan support, with Rep. Karen Bass, a Democrat from California, co-sponsoring the bill. The legislation is named in honor of Frederick Douglass. Born into slavery around 1818, Douglass fought to abolish the institution. Serving as an American diplomat, he was the US minister and consul general to Haiti for three years.

"In the fight to end modern day slavery, my law honors the extraordinary legacy of one of the greatest Americans who ever lived," Rep. Smith said in a press release.

The release also included a statement from Kenneth B. Morris Jr., the great-great-great-grandson of Douglass.

"If my great ancestor were here today, I believe he would be driven to lead the struggle against contemporary forms of slavery," Morris stated. Subscribe for free to Breaking Christian News here







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