NACTS Presents Binational U.S.-Mexico Report on Human Trafficking Legislation to 31 State Attorney Generals at CWAG Annual Meeting
NAAG and CWAG members have shown increased interest in human trafficking, as is clearly evidenced by NAAG President Rob McKenna’s Presidential Initiative, “Pillars of Hope.” At the CWAG Alliance Partnership meeting in Kona, Hawaii on July 10, NACTS Associate Director Erik Lee presented initial findings of a draft report to 31 attorney generals that examines human trafficking legislation in the CWAG states as well as the six Mexican border states. The draft report was put together by a binational, multidisciplinary team at NACTS and emphasizes the relative diversity of U.S. state legislation when compared with the remarkable uniformity of Mexico’s recent legisiation. In addition, the report contains 10 substantive and organziational recommendations for CWAG, the Border Legislative Conference and the Border Governors Conference. “There is an enormous amount of interest in combating human trafficking in Mexico, and this is an excellent area around which to build crossborder law enforcement collaboration,” remarked Lee.
Read Lee's presentation here.
The report is in draft form and is available on for review on the NACTS Human Trafficking project page.