Rep. Walker visits World Relief High Point
The bill is part of an effort to train Department of Homeland Security personnel to better detect and intercept human traffickers, as well as their victims.
â€œItâ€™s a big problem regionally,â€ Walker said. â€œWeâ€™re getting ready to move, by some experts, from No. 9 to No. 7 in the country in dealing with this growing issue.â€
Walker said World Relief workers are always behind-the-scenes working with victims and refugees, whom he considers heroes.
â€œAnytime people are doing something just out of the purpose that itâ€™s morally right or that they feel itâ€™s a need without any opportunity to be spotlighted, thatâ€™s a person of character and integrity,â€ he said. â€œIf we can represent them in Washington, D.C., and partner with that â€” what a privilege that is to serve in that capacity.â€