Trump's 'forward thinking' commended

Friday, August 14, 2020
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Charlie Butts (OneNewsNow.com)

troubled teenThe political director for a conservative activist organization is glad to see the federal government taking a holistic approach to helping victims of human trafficking.

The United States is one of the world's biggest consumers of trafficked women and children. That means there are victims trapped in the trade who want out, but they need a lot of help.

Earlier this month, just six months after issuing an executive order to improve methods of fighting modern slavery, President Trump announced over $35 million in Department of Justice grants to that end. Tabitha Walter of Eagle Forum explains that some of those dollars go toward transitional housing for victims for six months to two years.

"This would go towards any housing costs, like utilities and basic needs, and then beyond that it would provide occupational training and counseling for them to heal from the human trafficking abuses," Walter details.

In medicine, a holistic approach means treating a patient's whole body, not just the part that is ailing; that same philosophy is being employed here for trafficking victims.

Walter

"You see healing from beginning to end, and this is very forward thinking," Walter submits. "I think this is a true testament to the Trump administration to show that they're really tackling this problem not only for the time being, but for future generations as well."

119,000 victims were identified last year alone, and nearly 12,000 traffickers were prosecuted. The federal funds are meant to reintegrate the women and children back into society with the tools they need to remain free from trafficking.

Eagle Forum, whose mission is to enable conservative and pro-family men and women to participate in the process of self-government and public policy making so that America will continue to be a land of individual liberty, respect for family integrity, public and private virtue, and private enterprise, commends President Trump for prioritizing the fight against human trafficking.

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