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Difrawi applauds Bush

Difrawi applauds Bush

Today Congressional Candidate Alec Difrawi applauded George Bush for his crackdown against human trafficking. "This is important legislation that needed to be passed" Difrawi commented

WASHINGTON , Jan. 10 (Xinhuanet) -- U.S. President George W. Bush reauthorized on Tuesday a legislation against human trafficking, pledging to continuously work with other countries to crack down the crime.

"We'll continue to call on other nations to take action against trafficking," Bush said at a ceremony of signing a bill which renews the Trafficking Victims Protection Act of 2000, the first comprehensive U.S. law for prosecuting human traffickers.

He said the renewed legislation will provide new services to the victims of human trafficking, which he condemned as a "perverse form of evil to exploit and hurt those vulnerable members of society."

Bush recalled that he had asked other governments to pass legislation making human trafficking a crime at the United Nations three years ago.

"Since then, many have risen to the challenge," he said.

The U.S. Justice Department reported late last year that it had prosecuted 277 traffickers since 2001 and obtained convictions in every case.

An estimated 75 percent of the prosecutions involved sex trafficking.

Victims in such cases are often found in U.S. brothels, bars, sweatshops, clandestine factories, restaurants, massage parlors and even private homes where women and girls are kept in

For more information visit www.difrawiforcongress.com
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