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EU Declares War On People Smugglers, Commissioner Says

The EU finally shores up some responsibility by declaring a “war” against the shady migrant smuggling business in the Mediterranean.

May 21, 2015

Obama To Senate: Approve Loretta Lynch Nomination Now

President Barack Obama on Friday called on Republicans to schedule a vote on his nominee to replace outgoing Attorney General Eric Holder, calling Loretta Lynch’s monthslong wait a case of Senate “dysfunction” gone too far.

April 17, 2015
U.S. Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX) in the Capitol Rotunda on the way to the State of the Union Address, Jan. 20, 2015. (James Cullum/Talk Radio News Service via Flickr)

Lynch’s Confirmation Vote Gets Tangled Up With Trafficking Bill’s Abortion Provision

The Senate is bracing for another showdown over abortion.

March 17, 2015
Senator Mitch McConnell of Kentucky speaking at the 2014 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in National Harbor, Maryland. (Gage Skidmore/Flickr)

White House Attacks McConnell Over Impasses On Capitol Hill

Find out why the White House described Mitch McConnell’s actions as ‘unconscionable.’

March 16, 2015
U.S. Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX) in the Capitol Rotunda on the way to the State of the Union Address, Jan. 20, 2015. (James Cullum/Talk Radio News Service via Flickr)

Popular Anti-Trafficking Bill Stalled Amid Abortion Debate

The Senate can’t even pass a bill to fight human trafficking without a partisan meltdown.

March 11, 2015

700 Migrants Feared Dead Following Two Shipwrecks Off Libya, IOM Says

By Alvise Armellini and Pol O Gradaigh, dpa Nearly 700 migrants may have died in two recent shipwrecks off the coast of Libya, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) said Monday. Quoting two survivors, the IOM’s Italy office said human traffickers deliberately sank a boat with about 500 Syrian, Palestinian, Egyptian, and Sudanese migrants, after […]

September 15, 2014

FBI, Social Workers Unite To Attack Sexual Trafficking Of Children

By Elissa Nadworny, Medill News Service PITTSBURGH — By just saying hello, a human trafficker can know whether or not a young boy or girl is worth pursuing as a victim, an FBI analyst explained at a recent training session with 20 local health and social services employees. The FBI has hosted a dozen such […]

June 4, 2014