Document Type

Border Policy Brief

Publication Date

Spring 2018

Keywords

Human trafficking, Border security, Human mobility

Abstract

Human trafficking across the Canada—U.S. border is receiving more attention and concern, both in the media and by public officials. There are many assumptions about the state of trafficking, yet little data exists on who is trafficked, how many people are involved, or the origin and destination of trafficking flows. This lack of information makes it challenging to create evidence-based policies. Additionally, although some federal and regional networks of collaboration are well-established, there are key differences in how trafficking in persons (TIP) is legally defined in the U.S. and Canada, which inhibits accurate data collection and the effectiveness of cross-border collaboration against TIP. This Border Policy Brief highlights some of the challenges associated with the definitions and data on TIP, as well as the value of increasing cross-border collaboration against TIP.

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Language

English

Format

application/pdf

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