Human Traffic Watch

Airlines, U.S. Agencies Partner to Combat Human Trafficking

In Awareness, Human Trafficking on June 22, 2013 at 9:13 am

Under a new partnership with the U.S. government, four American commercial airlines will train their employees to recognize human trafficking indicators, both in flight and on the ground.

U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood and U.S. Customs and Border Protection acting Deputy Commissioner Kevin K. McAleenan announced the new partnership June 6 at a press conference in Washington. They were joined by Delta Air LinesChief Executive Officer Richard Anderson and JetBlue Airways Senior Vice Presidentfor Government Affairs and Associate General Counsel Robert Land.

Under the voluntary partnership, Allegiant Air and North American Airlines also will train their employees to identify indicators of human trafficking.

Source: Philadelphia News

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