(Hartford, CT) - At 12:45 p.m. on Monday, August 25, as the influx of unaccompanied minors on the border draws attention to the broader international crisis of child trafficking, U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) will meet with victim advocates and law enforcement at the New Haven headquarters of Love146 to discuss Connecticut’s response to child trafficking and commercial sexual exploitation.
Blumenthal has advocated for stronger border security, more humane facilities and care for recently-arrived migrants, and a just and fair, child by child process to make asylum determinations, in addition to increased resources for the Central American nations from where the vast numbers of unaccompanied minors are fleeing. He has opposed efforts to roll back the Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act, which some have proposed to expedite deportations of unaccompanied children at the border, some who may have been trafficking victims.
839 Chapel Street, 2nd floor
New Haven, CT
Monday, August 25, 2014