House unanimously passes resolution urging state cooperation to fight human trafficking

The House on Monday unanimously passed a resolution urging interstate cooperation to fight human trafficking.

House Joint Resolution 798, sponsored by State Rep. Jake McCalmon, R-Franklin, urges Gov. Bill Lee to work with necessary law enforcement agencies and bordering states to identify and prosecute individuals and organizations engaged in child and human trafficking.

“The Biden administration has enabled criminals to enslave and exploit children by refusing to secure our border,” McCalmon said. “Tennessee Republicans will work together with our neighboring states to prevent further victimization. Through cooperation and communication, the evil individuals supporting and facilitating human trafficking can be stopped.”

There were 518 reports of minor sex trafficking in the state of Tennessee as of Nov. 5, 2023, according to the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation’s Human Trafficking Statistical Report.

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