On Dec 9, the Senate passed a bill aimed at combating sex trafficking in the United States and providing aid for victims of sex slavery. The Domestic Minor Sex Trafficking and Deterrence and Victims and Support Act (S. 2925/H.R. 5575) would provide block grants for anti-trafficking pilot programs in six states and would establish comprehensive services for victims, including counseling and education, as well as require participation by all levels of law enforcement. To be enacted into law, the House must pass the bill in the few remaining days of the lame duck session.
 
 
STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • Zena and Nicole were sent from West Africa to the U.S. with promise of an education
  • They and others ended up working as slaves in hair braiding salons in New Jersey
  • They spoke out for the first time about their ordeal to CNN
  • "American Slaves: Hiding in Plain Sight" airs tonight on AC360° at 10 ET on CNN
 
 
 

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