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Key Information On Human Trafficking

Who is The Bilateral Safety Corridor Coalition?

The Bilateral Safety Corridor Coalition (BSCC) is an alliance of over 60 government and nonprofit agencies in the United States and Latin America that is convened in and along the U.S.-Mexico Border Region to combat slavery and human trafficking.

Incorporated in 2002 as a 501(c)3, its purpose is to bilaterally prevent and intervene in the commercial and sexual exploitation of women and children while advocating for all exploited persons.

Through the collaborative efforts of coalition members, BSCC administers a variety of projects and services for victims, law enforcement, and the community.

What is Human Trafficking?

Trafficking in persons, is defined in the Victims of Trafficking and Violence Protection Act (VTVPA) of 2000, as the recruitment, smuggling, harboring, transportation, buying or selling of a human through force, threats, fraud, deception or coercion for the purpose of exploitation.

Human Trafficking is the world’s fastest growing form of organized crime. The CIA estimates that 45,000 to 50,000 thousand persons are trafficked each year into the United States and that many of them pass through the San Diego County – Tijauna Region.

Persons are often recruited by force, deception, and coercion such as: Kidnapping, Internet, Maid or Modeling Schemes, Employment Companies, Matchmaking and Mail Order Brides, Babysitting and Au Pairs, and Migrant Camps.

Forms of Trafficking

  • Domestic Servitude
  • Forced Labor
  • Peonage
  • Bondage
  • Sexual Exploitation