Gov. of Texas, Rick Perry, signed his signature law cracking down on human traffickers, especially those who traffic children. 

“Human traffickers use force, fraud and coercion to compel their victims into modern-day slavery,” Abbott said “By increasing penalties for traffickers and continuing to foster cooperation among law enforcement, these measures will help ensure Texas remains hostile territory for human traffickers." 

Annually about 100,000 people in the US are trafficked, mainly women and teenage girls. Texas counts for about 25% of that number. The bill being singed/passed shows Texas is ready to fight against this heinous crime