Breaking the Link between Human Trafficking and Forced Migration

Capitol Hill Briefing & Advocacy Day

The Alliance to End Human Trafficking (AEHT) (formerly U.S. Catholic Sisters Against Human Trafficking) and the National Advocacy Center of the Sisters of the Good Shepherd (NAC), faith-based networks that work to end human trafficking, deplore the increase in human trafficking in the United States and around the world. Both organizations were founded by women religious, who are long-time leaders in the effort to put an end to the recruitment and exploitation of others by force, fraud, or coercion. Catholic sisters and their partners in mission have educated the public about the dangers of human trafficking, accompanied survivors on their journey to healing, and worked tirelessly to eliminate the root causes of human trafficking, including forced migration. Women religious and their colleagues have seen firsthand how traffickers prey on those forced to flee their homes because of circumstances beyond their control, and they have come to understand the vulnerabilities created by sometimes ineffective U.S. policy and law.

With a long-standing shared commitment to end human trafficking and with ties to international religious congregations of women, AEHT and NAC are leading efforts to break the dangerous link between human trafficking and forced migration. They are partnering with other organizations, policymakers, and Members of Congress and their staffs to create laws and policies that protect immigrants from human traffickers.

We believe that legislation currently pending in the 118th Congress is a good starting point. We are advocating for:

The Alliance to End Human Trafficking (AEHT) and the National Advocacy Center of the Sisters of the Good Shepherd (NAC) seek attainable bi-partisan solutions to reduce human trafficking in the U.S. through diminishing root causes of migration, protecting unaccompanied children, and speeding up asylum seekers’ access to work. These two faith-based networks hosted a briefing on Capitol Hill on Thursday, June 6, titled Breaking the Link Between Human Trafficking and Forced Migration.


AEHT and NAC are grateful for their support and active concern for people endangered by human trafficking by the Honorary Co-Chairs of the briefing Congressman Dan Goldman (D-NY-10) and Congresswoman Maria Salazar (R-FL-27).


Watch our webinars

Breaking the Link Between Human Trafficking & Forced Migration (TVPRA) Webinar

Breaking the Link: How Immigration Courts Can Protect Vulnerable Children From Trafficking Webinar

Breaking the Link: Work Authorization for Asylum Seekers Protects them from Trafficking Webinar