UPLR: In Session 008 – AB 1227 Human Trafficking



Human trafficking is a $32 billion global industry that transverses national boundaries. It is a problem that exists in every state in the U.S., and California is one of the largest sites of human trafficking in the nation. That may be due to a number of factors, including California’s vast size, large population, and international border. In 2016 alone, there were 1,322 reported cases of human trafficking, which is a fraction of the true number of cases. Most cases go unreported due to fear of the trafficker, fear of law enforcement, or a sense of hopelessness. In addition, human trafficking is extremely difficult to recognize. To try and address the problem of human trafficking in California, Assemblyman Rob Bonta introduced Assembly Bill 1227. Today on the podcast, Shelby Lundahl joins Tyler to talk about AB 1227.


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