Human trafficking becomes state legislative issue

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Posted: Friday, January 11, 2013 12:00 am | Updated: 5:08 pm, Tue Mar 25, 2014.

(AP) - An American woman coerced into the sex trade. An immigrant housekeeper compelled to work for less than minimum wage. A salon employee forced to work off the price of passage to the U.S. All are considered examples of human trafficking.

New Jersey officials on Friday marked "Human Trafficking Awareness Day" with a rally and other events at the Statehouse amid efforts on several fronts to combat the problem.

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