President Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation on January 1, 1863, which established that all enslaved people in Confederate states in rebellion against the Union “shall be then, thenceforward, and forever free.” But in reality, the Emancipation Proclamation didn’t instantly free all enslaved people. In Texas,...

Dr. Mehlman-Orozco's latest article in The Crime Report explores the racialization of sex trafficking in America. Sex trafficking was once referred to as “White Slavery” and as the term connotes, the legal application was racialized. American efforts to combat trafficking were initially used to support segregation...

In 2015, Freedom Light Executive Director Dr. Kimberly Mehlman-Orozco facilitated the rescue of a trafficked woman. This week, that woman is now a published author, with her first opinion editorial published in the New York Daily News. In her article, entitled Will sex traffickers now run...

At this point, the coronavirus pandemic has affected nearly every aspect of American life, from how we work and educate, to how we socialize and shop. As such, it is no surprise that it has also affected our illicit commercial sex industry, from supply and...

Freedom Light Executive Director Dr. Kimberly Mehlman-Orozco provided insight on human trafficking and the erotic massage industry for Forbes. "According to a 2018 study by the nonprofit Polaris Project, the illicit massage industry in America was estimated to generate about $2.5 billion in revenue a year....

Watch the latest video at foxnews.com Human smugglers are allegedly using social media to transport migrants to the United States. Freedom Light Executive Director Dr. Kimberly Mehlman-Orozco spoke with Fox News Reporter Arthel Neville on whether this might be human trafficking and what online platforms can do...

Today, Monday March 8, 2021, is International Women’s Day. This year is particularly special because Freedom Light’s Executive Director Dr. Kimberly Mehlman-Orozco received the incredible news that her oldest daughter has completed basic training and earned the title of U.S. Marine. Women comprise nearly one-in-five active-duty personnel...