The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced September 14 that it will block imports from five more Chinese companies and centers that use political prisoners from China’s Uyghur province.
“President Trump and this Department have, and always will, put American workers and businesses first and protect American citizens from participating in these egregious human rights violations,” said acting DHS Deputy Secretary Ken Cuccinelli. He continued:
DHS is combating illegal and inhumane forced labor, a type of modern slavery, used to make goods that the Chinese government then tries to import into the United States. When China attempts to import these goods into our supply chains, it also disadvantages American workers and businesses.
“The Trump Administration will not stand idly by and allow foreign companies to subject vulnerable workers to forced labor while harming American businesses that respect human rights and the rule of law,” said Mark Morgan,