KEY POINTS

  • Ivanka Trump will visit Georgia to bring more attention to the administration's campaign against human trafficking
  • President Donald Trump has listed fighting sex trafficking as a priority for his administration
  • Georgia also has a campaign against human trafficking

Presidential daughter Ivanka Trump will visit Atlanta -- identified as a key sex trafficking hub in the United States -- on Wednesday to shed more light on the Trump administration's little known campaign against human trafficking in this country.

President Donald Trump has listed fighting sex trafficking as a priority for his administration. Trump ordered the establishment of the President’s Interagency Task Force to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons. This task force consists of 19 departments and agencies, which work together to prosecute traffickers, protect survivors and prevent future crime. In October 2019, the task force released an accomplishment report describing the Administration’s progress combating human trafficking. Ivanka is involved with this task force.

"Tomorrow, I will meet with survivors of human trafficking and their caregivers in Atlanta, GA as we work to end the evil scourge of modern slavery once and for all!" Ivanka tweeted Tuesday.

Ivanka will meet with Georgia Governor Brian Kemp, first lady Marty Kemp, Sen. Kelly Loeffler, Secretary of Health and Human Services Alex Azar, and other Trump administration officials. She and the others will hear from sex trafficking survivors that have benefited from a safe house and who will give firsthand accounts of what they’ve been through. Her group will then visit one of the campuses of Wellspring Living’s Women’s Academy, a nonprofit that helps survivors with recovery.

“I’m looking forward to another visit to Atlanta, this time to meet with survivors of human trafficking and their caregivers as we work together to end the evil scourge of modern slavery once and for all,” said Ivanka Trump, noted AJC.

The Kemps have also made combating sex trafficking in the state one of their priorities.

“Aiding survivors as they rebuild their lives is one of the most important factors in the fight to end human trafficking, and providing education and job opportunities is critical,” said Gov. Kemp. “Marty, the girls, and I are truly thankful for Ivanka Trump’s leadership on this issue.”

In its 2018 accomplishment report, the task force said it had more than doubled convictions of human traffickers and increased the number of defendants charged by 75 percent in areas covered by Anti-Trafficking Coordination Teams (ACTeams). It said the Department of Justice (DOJ) dismantled an organization that was the internet’s leading source of prostitution-related advertisements resulting in sex trafficking.

Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations arrested 1,588 criminals associated with human trafficking and identified 325 victims in fiscal year 2018.

1280px-Ivanka_Trump_at_Manchester_NH_February_8,_2016 Ivanka Trump speaking at a rally for her father, Donald Trump, at Verizon Wireless Arena in Manchester, New Hampshire, February 8, 2016. Photo by Marc Nozell/Flickr Photo: Photo by Marc Nozell/Flickr