Durbin: Human Trafficking Bill Is A Chance For Bipartisan Cooperation
U.S. Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) today spoke on the floor of the U.S. Senate about the Justice For Victims of Trafficking Act. Durbin urged his Republican colleagues to drop a controversial provision from the bill so the Senate can move forward and pass this important piece of legislation. The problematic provision would expand the so-called Hyde Amendment to restrict the reproductive health choices of victims of human trafficking who receive services funded by the bill. Durbin also spoke about a proposed Republican amendment to the bill that would deny citizenship to millions of children of immigrants who are born in the United States. Durbin made the case that these issues have no place in a debate about a bill that deals with human trafficking.