MINNEAPOLIS (TEC News), November 4 – There are more than 27 million people around the world who are victimized by trafficking per year. U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar proposed a bill that would take Minnesota’s ‘safe harbor’ law national. The senator expressed to 5 eyewitness news that these laws are pertinent: Klobuchar – 5 eyewitness: “We have to have laws that are sophisticated as the people that are breaking them.”
The bill will make sure that minors are not treated as criminals and receive the support they need.
Klobuchar also commented: “As a former prosecutor, I know the horror and violence women and children experience as victims of crimes like human trafficking,” said Klobuchar. “Today I announced a brand new, comprehensive bill that will tackle sex trafficking head-on and take our Minnesota model national to make sure that these children aren’t treated as criminals and receive the support they need. With girls being exploited every day across our country and state, we need to pass this law and fight back against this heinous crime.”