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Event Type Human Trafficking - General News  Date Time 2020-08-18 08:17:00 
Country US  City Austin, TX 
Latitude 30.267  Longitude -97.743 
URL https://www.caller.com/story/news/local/texas/state-bureau/2020/08/18/key-lawmaker-says-legislature-crack-down-human-trafficking/3390729001/     
[caller.com] TEXAS - Rep Todd Hunter - More Laws Needed To Combat Human Trafficking

"Texas needs stronger laws to crack down on human trafficking and greater awareness of the multi-billion-dollar underground business that is thriving during the COVID-19 pandemic as it preys on children and other vulnerable people.

That was the message from Texas Secretary of State Ruth Hughs and state Rep. Todd Hunter, who led an online panel discussion aimed at curbing what they called "a scourge on Texas" that enslaves about 234,000 people in the state, including as many as 79,000 minors."

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