Examining the problem of labor trafficking

Fox in Focus: People for Sale explores the problem of labor trafficking, with as many as 17,000 people being trafficked into the United States each year for this modern-day slavery. Recent studies suggest there are hundreds of thousands of ongoing victims in Texas, with hundreds of businesses and traffickers exploiting them.

The "red flag" signs of labor trafficking

Labor trafficking is a complex issue that involves multiple factors like poverty, lack of education,and political instability. It's an industry that preys on the vulnerable. the marginalized and the desperate. Here are some of eh warning signs that labor trafficking might be happening.

People for Sale: Children at Risk combatting sex trafficking

Houston nonprofit Children At Risk is actively taking steps to combat sex trafficking which is so prevalent in our community. The organization has ‘The Center to End the Trafficking and Exploitation of Children,’ which is the only center of its kind in Texas, to combat domestic minor sex trafficking. FOX 26 anchor Rashi Vats sat down with Caroline Roberts, the organization's senior staff attorney to find out more about the problem and solutions they are a part of.

Warning signs of child sex trafficking

We are continuing our month long effort to shine a light on the disturbing industry of human trafficking. We take a deeper look at child sex trafficking -- how it starts, warning signs to look out for, and what can be done to prevent it.

Elijah Rising organization helps women leave sex trade

FOX 26 in Focus is dedicated to raising awareness about human trafficking in our city. Elijah Rising reaches hundreds of adult victims of human trafficking each year through outreach and they're continuing to extend their efforts to help. Anchor Sally MacDonald reports on how the organization is helping adult women leave the sex trade.