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Americans-Support Protection of Trafficking Victims- Lobby for the Reauthoriztion Act of 2007

The TVPRA 2007 includes exciting new amendments providing the U.S. government better tools to confront human trafficking as outlined below:

* It will ensure that people coming to work for diplomats or employees of international organizations are fully aware of their rights and that their rights are protected. In essence, this proposed amendment is a preventative step to ensure that diplomats and employees of international organizations with immunity will abide by labor laws and refrain from exploiting workers while in the United States.

* The laws have enabled the U.S. government to leverage punitive measures on countries not meeting minimum standards in their anti-human trafficking efforts. In 2003, the law established a Watch List classification as a warning that possible sanctions could be imposed on countries unless their governments more actively address the issue of human trafficking. The proposed amendment in TVPRA 2007 will limit the amount of time a country can stay in the Watch List to a maximum of two years. It aims to punish those that do not demonstrate substantial improvements.

* The newly proposed language will assure citizens of the U.S. who are trafficked domestically within the country to receive benefits and proper care.

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