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Human Trafficking Legislation Passes U.S. House Unanimously in 12/05 to reauthorize the Trafficking Victims Protection Act.

This legislation gives police the ability to investigate and to prosecute individuals involved in sex trafficking here in the United States.

It also provides support for an international effort to confront slavery abroad.

It is estimated that between 600,000 and 800,000 men, women, and children are brought across international borders against their will each year.

[letter from Ambassador John R. Miller, Director of the Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons; posted 21Dec05, Abstinence Clearinghouse E-Mail Update,]