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Feb 3, 2023

Hospitality, tourism, sports industries fight human trafficking

It’s a Penalty, an organization working to prevent abuse, human trafficking and exploitation worldwide, campaigns around major sporting events year-round with the goal of eradicating exploitation, abuse and human trafficking by 2030. That organization, as well as the tourism, sporting and hospitality industries are working together to fight human trafficking ahead of Super Bowl LVII.

Jul 26, 2021

Arizona needs a new approach to fight illegal trade

The $2.2 trillion global industry of transnational crime – facilitated by illegal trade – brings with it a storm of negative implications for Arizona, and we must take swift action to do more to help shut these criminal enterprises down and bring black market profiteers to justice.

Feb 2, 2021

Bill targets human traffickers for lawsuits

A Republican lawmaker's bill will allow victims of sex trafficking to sue their pimps and anyone else involved in the crime.

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Oct 25, 2020

Judge in Backpage case refuses to disqualify herself over marriage to AG

The federal judge hearing criminal charges against former executives of Backpage.com is refusing to step aside from the case, saying her marriage to state Attorney General Mark Brnovich is irrelevant to the matter.

Jan 31, 2020

Industry expert: deregulation fuels human trafficking, prostitution in Arizona massage industry

A 2019 bill allowed Arizona to “unwittingly” inherit a human trafficking and prostitution epidemic within the massage therapy industry, the leader of a national massage therapy organization said Friday.

Oct 15, 2019

Lawyer says assessor Petersen miscast as human smuggler

A lawyer for an Arizona elected official charged in three states in an international adoption scheme said Tuesday prosecutors have miscast his client as a human smuggler.

Feb 7, 2019

Five reasons Trump should build the wall himself

Abraham Lincoln famously observed that “a house divided against itself cannot stand.” Well, neither can a house without walls.

Apr 23, 2014

Governor signs measure aiming to combat human trafficking in Arizona

The help that Gov. Jan Brewer promised victims of human trafficking in her State of the State address became law Tuesday, increasing penalties and establishing being a victim of sex trafficking as a defense in child prostitution cases.

Apr 16, 2014

Human-trafficking bill gets nod in Arizona Senate

An anti-human trafficking bill championed by the wife of U.S. Sen. John McCain will now go to Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer, also a vocal supporter of the bill.

Jan 29, 2014

Tucson victim of human trafficking shares story, message in Capitol

WASHINGTON – For those who think slavery exists only in history books, Tucson resident Beth Jacobs has a message. “Trafficking does not discriminate. It will find you at home, at church, or on the Internet,” said Jacobs, who said she was forced into prostitution as a teenager. “It can find you anywhere.”

Dec 10, 2013

Little-known visa intended for trafficking victims is chronically underused

WASHINGTON – Visas to enter the U.S. are typically a hot commodity: The government stopped taking applications for its 2014 allotment of 65,000 H-1B work visas after just four days, for example.

But not the T-visa.

Sep 26, 2013

Human trafficking recommendations complete

The governor’s Task Force on Human Trafficking wants lawmakers to enact tougher penalties on pimps who sell underage prostitutes and customers who pay them, while easing punishments against child prostitutes and treating them more as victims under the law.