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New PSA Urges Participation to Join the Fight Against Human Trafficking

Release Date: 
July 24, 2013

WASHINGTON, D.C.—U.S. Customs and Border Protection announced today the availability of a Public Service Announcement for download to enhance awareness of human trafficking. "Out of the Shadows," a product of the Department of Homeland Security's Blue Campaign, highlights the fact that the general public walks among victims of human trafficking every day, and it's time to "open our eyes."

"Human trafficking is a crime that cannot remain hidden," said CBP Acting Commissioner Thomas S. Winkowski. "By bringing this into the forefront we are urging the public to be aware of this injustice and to help us, as law enforcement, bring the perpetrators to justice and support the victims."

The Blue Campaign provides a unified voice for the Department of Homeland Security's efforts to combat human trafficking, and in early June introduced a new microsite, mission statement, and products such as posters and a PSA to further the campaign which originally began in 2010.

"Out of the Shadows" is a poignant PSA, available in both English and Spanish, that provides information encouraging the public to educate themselves about how to recognize and report human trafficking.

To learn more, or to join the fight against human trafficking, visit the Blue Campaign website.

**Editor's note: Share the PSA to support us in the fight to combat this heinous crime. "Out of the Shadows" is available for download through DVIDS.