Working to stop the scourge of human trafficking by enacting stronger laws and improving awareness is something on which I have been focused through many years of service to Texans.
Today, Governor Greg Abbott signed nine sweeping policies into law, including initiatives that I spearheaded. Texas must continue to stand strong against this heinous crime while ensuring survivors have a new chance at life.
I have been working to stop human trafficking for a long time, and I was invited to join President Donald Trump in 2019 as he signed the Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act to continue the fight against this modern-day slavery.
Our work together is far from over. Every Texan must be vigilant to recognize and report these criminal acts to help put an end to the horrors of trafficking. We must also make certain Texas is ready and able to protect our border where far too many trafficking crimes are occurring.