Assertions have been made that the TVPRA is to blame for the influx of children fleeing Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala. Some news articles suggest that smugglers are telling parents of at-risk children that the U.S. offers a "free pass" to minors.
Victims of trafficking can turn up anywhere in the United States, from teeming cities to small farming towns. And the global economic crisis, so difficult for those who are unemployed or underemployed, puts more people at risk of being trafficked.
The Wilberforce Act targets pimping and traffickers, which in turn will help prevent sex trafficking and protect its victims, which in turn will help us become effective leaders in combating human trafficking.