Human trafficking is frequently referred to as "modern-day slavery." Thousands of people - often women and children - are taken from their families and forced into hard labor or prostitution by human traffickers. They are often threatened and physically
abused, and issues such as immigration status can render some victims especially vulnerable to intimidation. Many people are not aware of the magnitude of the problem in the United States, and even here in New York State.
Approved Report on Human Trafficking