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Thursday, January 10, 2013

President Bush signed human trafficking bill into law
Kyle Webster at 12:00 AM ET

On January 10, 2006, President George W. Bush signed a bill renewing the Trafficking Victims Protection Act of 2000 [PDF], which provided $361 million over two years towards the investigation and prosecution of human trafficking cases, most involving the sex trade. Further action has since been taken by the US government to stop human trafficking, much of which has occurred in response to a June 2010 report by the US Department of Justice calling it a "serious problem" in the US. In September 2012, an executive order was signed by President Barack Obama in order to further strengthen protections against human trafficking.

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