Groups rally for anti-trafficking laws
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SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- Groups fighting against human trafficking rally in Syracuse. The New York State Anti-Trafficking Coalition and the Spanish Action League are calling on community leaders to pass legislation to help their cause.
They say they're pushing for the Trafficking Victims Protection and Justice Act, saying they've seen an increasing number of human trafficking victims in Onondaga County in the past three years.
"There's horrible stories of girls that are being used as sex objects as they've been trafficked to our country. And these people are not, there's no accountability to this. And the people that are doing this are still out there," said Rita Paniagua, Spanish Action League Executive Director.
She says most of the victims are women being taken from Latin American countries and brought over the border illegally to the United States.