Queens lawmakers’ legislation supporting human trafficking survivors signed into law


Queens has been a hotbed of human trafficking for generations due to its two airports and proximity to the I-95 corridor.

On Thursday, Governor Kathy Hochul signed legislation crafted by two Queens lawmakers that will require law enforcement, including the city’s five district attorney’s offices, to advise human trafficking victims of the availability of social and legal services that are available to them.

“Human trafficking is a global epidemic and we must do all we can to end these horrible crimes here in New York,” Hochul said. “It is not enough to just put laws in place to prevent trafficking; we must prioritize supporting survivors and ensure they have the legal and social service’s resources they need to recover from such a tragic experience.”