Retrieved 8 March Makisaka, Megumi December Sex trafficking has a close relationship with migrant smuggling operations headed by Mexican, Eastern European, and Asian crime organizations. Their first initiative is to spread the word that human trafficking is immoral and has become a growing problem that it will take a global cooperation to cease its continuation. It provides for the possibility for former sex slaves to obtain a T-1 visa. Retrieved February 17,
Hotels and motels are a major venue for domestic sex trafficking.
The Paris park where Nigerian women are forced into prostitution
Human trafficking is defined by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime UNODC as "the recruitment, transport, transfer, harbouring or receipt of a person by such means as threat or use of force or other forms of coercion, of abduction, of fraud or deception for the purpose of exploitation". It established two stipulations an applicant has to meet in order to receive the benefits of a T-Visa. However, as the system evolved, their role became that of a temple prostitute, and the girls, who were "dedicated" before puberty, were required to prostitute themselves to upper class men. In huge debt to their 'owners', they are forced to earn enough to eventually "buy" their freedom. InCongress created the Victims of Trafficking and Violence Protection Act with tougher punishments for sex traffickers. She stated, "The global sex trade is as much a product of everyday people struggling to survive in dire economic straits as it is an organized crime problem.