Human trafficking in Florida

Human trafficking in Florida is the illegal trade of human beings for sexual exploitation or forced labor as it occurs in the state of Florida.wikipedia
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Florida

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Human trafficking in Florida is the illegal trade of human beings for sexual exploitation or forced labor as it occurs in the state of Florida.

California

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After California and New York, Florida has the most human trafficking cases in the United States.

New York (state)

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After California and New York, Florida has the most human trafficking cases in the United States.

Unfree labour

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Florida has had cases of sex trafficking, domestic servitude, and forced labor.

Tomato

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Florida has a large agricultural economy and a large immigrant population, which has made it a prime environment for forced labor, particularly in the tomato industry.

Polaris Project

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The National Human Trafficking Resource Center reported receiving 1,518 calls and emails in 2015 about human trafficking in Florida.

United States Congress

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The United States Congress passed the Victims of Trafficking and Violence Protection Act in 2000, which not only criminalizes human trafficking but aims to support its victims.

Victims of Trafficking and Violence Protection Act of 2000

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The United States Congress passed the Victims of Trafficking and Violence Protection Act in 2000, which not only criminalizes human trafficking but aims to support its victims.

Florida Legislature

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The Florida Legislature started the Statewide Council on Human Trafficking, which will spend two years developing policy recommendations for curbing human trafficking by prosecuting offenders and providing services to victims.

Prosecutor

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The council includes fifteen members, including prosecutors, legislators, health experts, social services experts, and the Attorney General Pam Bondi as Chair.

Legislator

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The council includes fifteen members, including prosecutors, legislators, health experts, social services experts, and the Attorney General Pam Bondi as Chair.

Florida Attorney General

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The council includes fifteen members, including prosecutors, legislators, health experts, social services experts, and the Attorney General Pam Bondi as Chair.

Pam Bondi

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The council includes fifteen members, including prosecutors, legislators, health experts, social services experts, and the Attorney General Pam Bondi as Chair.

Coercion

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The council will work toward creating recommendations for certifying safe homes for victims of human trafficking and for prosecuting traffickers who participate in the recruitment, transportation, transfer, harboring, or receipt of persons through coercion.

Immokalee, Florida

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In November 2002, Ramiro Ramos, his brother Juan, and their cousin Jose Luis, sub-contractors of a farm in Immokalee, Florida, were charged ten—twelve years each for holding migrant workers in involuntary servitude.

Involuntary servitude

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In November 2002, Ramiro Ramos, his brother Juan, and their cousin Jose Luis, sub-contractors of a farm in Immokalee, Florida, were charged ten—twelve years each for holding migrant workers in involuntary servitude.

Coalition of Immokalee Workers

The human trafficking ring was uncovered by the Coalition of Immokalee Workers, a local organization that focuses on human rights of the Mexican and Central American immigrants in the region who are exploited for cheap or unpaid labor.

Mexico

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The human trafficking ring was uncovered by the Coalition of Immokalee Workers, a local organization that focuses on human rights of the Mexican and Central American immigrants in the region who are exploited for cheap or unpaid labor.

Central America

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The human trafficking ring was uncovered by the Coalition of Immokalee Workers, a local organization that focuses on human rights of the Mexican and Central American immigrants in the region who are exploited for cheap or unpaid labor.