Forum Held About Ending Human-Trafficking in MIchigan
The Polaris Project is trying to bring awareness to the issue Video by fox47news.comvideo
A national organization is trying to stop human trafficking in Michigan. 'The Polaris Project' has gotten more than 900-calls about the problem on its hotline since 2007.
It held a forum in Lansing to raise awareness about the issue Thursday. The director tells us they're working to stop the problem, and that several lawmakers have talked about introducing legislation this year.
"As we like to say... The devil is in the details... So we're anxious to see the bill drafts that these senators and reps have put together to to make sure they are as protective as they can be of trafficking victims and are going after traffickers." said Mary Ellison, the director of policy at The Polaris Project.
Human trafficking doesn't just Involve girls being sold for sex. The Polaris Project says migrant workers have been forced into hard labor with unfair wages.