US human trafficking report highlights dangers of institutionalizing children – WESTERNMASSNEWS.com

(CNN) — The State Department released its annual Trafficking in Persons Report Thursday, highlighting the state of human trafficking across the globe by ranking countries on their efforts to tackle the issue. But the report, released as the US government faces international scrutiny for its processing of migrants along the southern border, is careful to differentiate between cases of “trafficking” and “smuggling.” In a speech last week to the National Federation of Independent Businesses, President Donald Trump said immigration “loopholes”…

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