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NBC Bay Area: Airline workers trained to spot young victims of human trafficking

human traffickingThis is quite an initiative and it would be great if it put a dent into a worldwide problem that also touches the Asian American community.

NBC Bay Area is reporting that airline workers are being trained to spot young victims of human trafficking.(stock photo by Mayor McGinn)

A training session was held Thursday at Mineta San Jose International Airport put on by the Washington DC based Airline Ambassadors International.

According to supporters, both young male and female are being captured and used as domestic servers, exploited agriculture and restaurant workers and even as entertainers in strip clubs.

Rep Mike Honda (D-San Jose) was among those Thursday attending the session.

“Human trafficking is a form of modern day slavery,” Honda said. “Trafficking and preying on the most vulnerable is unacceptable in this country and contrary to its most sacred rights.”

He estimates 293,000 children and young adults are forced into sexual activity and labor in the United States.

You can read more about this problem on NBC Bay Area and in this video report below.

 

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  1. RE: Airline workers trained to spot young victims of human trafficking: Program should be expanded to other cities with APA populations beyond the bay area. Just looke at the census data for clues.

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