Human trafficking is a form of modern-day slavery that involves the exploitation of persons for commercial sex or labor by force, fraud, or coercion. Victims may be illegal immigrants, legal immigrants, or U.S. citizens such as homeless, substance-addicted persons, teenage runaways, or teenage throwaways. Human trafficking often involves crossing an international border, but does not require moving a victim. Rather, it involves the buying, selling, or exploitation of people.
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