Human Trafficking Law in Alabama

By: Demetria McClenton Email
By: Demetria McClenton Email

A growing concern for tougher state laws on human trafficking led Alabama to pass its first anti-trafficking legislation in April.
A human trafficking seminar helps law enforcement, social service organizations and others better respond to the issue.
Authorities say the best way to enforce the law is to have both state and federal legislation.
"The worst that could happen is you find a victim and you mishandle the case and you re-victimize the victim or you can't help that person,” said Nola Theiss, Executive Director of Human Trafficking Awareness Partnerships.
Immigrants are often targets for human trafficking...working in fields for very little pay.
Wiregrass officials are looking into this type and more in our area.

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  • by Vote Nov 2 2010 on Sep 18, 2010 at 05:08 AM
    I would be very difficult if not impossible to enforce any human trafficking laws,as long as the Federal Government has a Hands Off Policy toward Illegal Immigration. The Feds must Secure the boarders to our nation before we become a Third World Nation. Politicians in Washington are doing all they can to destroy America as we know it.
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