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According to the Texas Attorney General's Office, "Human trafficking is modern day slavery. It is the exploitation of men, women, and children for forced labor or sex by a third party for profit or gain." It is a cruel, vicious practice, which violates the victim's fundamental civil rights. Approximately 25% of sex trafficking victims found nationwide are found here in Texas. 

Human trafficking is a $32 billion industry worldwide and there are approximately 36 million men, women and children in slavery around the world. As a state with one of the largest borders in the country, Texas is widely considered a major destination and transit state for human sex trafficking.