“Sex trafficking is a huge problem in Thailand, a problem that a lot of Western visitors contribute to,” she said. “Many girls who cross the border from Burma [Myanmar] dream of getting jobs in hotels and end up being tricked and trafficked instead. Here at the Chai Lai Orchid, we’re giving some of those girls that dream for real.”
President Obama and Young Americans
“The issue of international human rights has always been of utmost importance to this administration. Last year, the Department of Justice, in conjunction with the Department of Homeland Security launched the Human Trafficking Enhanced Enforcement Initiative, which aims to “streamline federal criminal investigations and prosecutions of human trafficking offenses.” This corollary to the DOJ’s ongoing commitment to regulating human trafficking has facilitated a thirty percent increase in prosecutions of forced labor and sex trafficking offenses. However, we cannot fight this issue alone, which is why we rely on brave individuals like Alexa Pham to help us prevent the exploitation of young women around the globe.”
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