Human Trafficking Reauthorization Would Undermine Existing Anti-Trafficking Efforts and Constitutional Federalism
Publication Date: February 2008
Publisher(s): Heritage Foundation (Washington, D.C.)
Series: Legal Memorandum
Keywords: Legal issues; federalism; human trafficking; democracy
Coverage: United States
The current version of the William Wilberforce Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act would undermine accountability by inviting officials at all levels of government to "pass the buck" on enforcement issues, distract and divert federal law enforcement from actual human trafficking and other responsibilities that are inherently federal in nature, and detract from states' ability to function as "laboratories of democracy."