Igor C. Magalhaes


Why we need the political will to combat the trafficking of migrants

To combat the transnational human trafficking of migrants in the U.S, the traditional 4P Paradigm—preventing trafficking, protecting and assisting victims, investigating and prosecuting trafficking crimes, and partnering with national, regional, and global stakeholders—is still the best path forward. However, much remains to be done to make this strategy more effective. Reestablishing the rule of law...

February 9, 2020

How migrants become victims of human-trafficking

January is National Slavery and Human-Trafficking Prevention Month.  It’s estimated that there are 25 million victims of human trafficking around the world and that human trafficking is a $150-billion-per-year industry globally.  In the U.S., the National Human Trafficking Hotline has received almost 300,000 contacts, and around 52,000 cases of human trafficking have been reported since 2007 While human-trafficking — also known as modern-day slavery...

February 1, 2020