11/19/2012 11:13:00 AM EST
The Stain of Human Trafficking: California Fights Back
""Human trafficking is the world's fastest growing criminal enterprise and is an estimated $32 billion-a-year global industry. After drug trafficking, human trafficking is the world's second most profitable criminal enterprise, a status it shares with illegal arms trafficking. Like drug and arms trafficking, the United States is one of the top destination countries for trafficking in persons. California – a populous border state with a significant immigrant population and the world's ninth largest economy – is one of the nation's top four destination states for trafficking human beings." - Kamala Harris, California Attorney General, Nov. 2012. "California Attorney General Kamala Harris earlier this week announced the release of report on human trafficking in California. Harris has made it a point to focus on human trafficking as a serious law enforcement issue. The Attorney General's website, ... also includes informational resources on trafficking."