Section 7202 of the Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act of 2004 established the Human Smuggling and Trafficking Center. The Center will achieve greater integration and overall effectiveness in the U.S. Government's enforcement and other response efforts, and work with other governments to address the separate but related issues of alien smuggling, trafficking in persons, and criminal support of clandestine terrorist travel.
Migrant smuggling, clandestine terrorist travel and trafficking in persons are transnational issues that threaten national security.
The Center provides a mechanism to bring together federal agency representatives from the policy, law enforcement, intelligence, and diplomatic areas to work together on a full time basis to achieve increased effectiveness, and to convert intelligence into effective law enforcement and other action.
For more information, contact:
Human Smuggling and Trafficking Center
1800 G Street NW
Washington, DC 20223
The Human Smuggling and Trafficking Center Charter is available for download from the State Department Web site.
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