Human trafficking has a global impact. Men, women, and children seeking the promise of a better life can easily become enmeshed in the dark world of human slavery. Others may be kidnapped and taken against their will. This horrific social injustice involves forced labor as well as sex. Sweatshop and brothel owners make money from those who have been trafficked. While it may be uncomfortable to think about, this is a serious issue in the United States. The victims are usually here illegally and therefore feel no hope for rescue.
This issue transcends borders. How can local, state, federal, and global legal systems work together to battle this problem and promote social justice?