A Texas legislator whose district is along a human trafficking highway is pushing for legislation to crack down on the practice that she calls modern-day slavery.
Sen. Leticia Van de Putte (PYOOT) of San Antonio joined Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott today to urge more awareness and law enforcement training on human smuggling.
Abbott says he wants more state prosecution authority over human
His office doesn't have any right now.
Van de Putte says more than 25 percent of all U.S. trafficking victims are brought through Texas and that a leading corridor is Interstate 10.
She says many of them are forced into labor and sex.
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