Equally sacred are victims of human trafficking and economic slavery

1.) Upholds the Trafficking Victims Protection Act

President Trump’s former DHS Secretary sought to diminish protections afforded to immigrant children by the TVRPA in 2019.1 In addition, Senators questioned acting DHS Secretary Chad Wolf about violating RVPRA requirements during the COVID-19 crisis by returning migrant children to countries where they fear violence without the required due process.2

During his time in the Senate, Vice President Biden was the lead sponsor of the 2008 TVPRA reauthorization.3 In light of increased immigration enforcement during the COVID-19 pandemic, Vice President Biden has stated that migrants seeking protection under the TVPRA should not be detained or deported while their applications are still being processed.4


  1. https://www.aila.org/advo-media/whats-happening-in-congress/congressional-updates/dhs-sends-letter-to-congress-tvpra-flores
  2. https://www.feinstein.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/press-releases?id=E3A3EB7E-4B8E-4FFC-967C-BE0744FC32EA
  3. https://www.congress.gov/bill/110th-congress/senate-bill/3061/text?r=34&s=1
  4. https://joebiden.com/plans-to-support-women-duringcovid19/

2.) Supports raising the minimum wage

President Trump has expressed varying positions on the federal minimum wage.1 Larry Kudlow, President Trump’s current National Economic Council director, opposes existence of a federal minimum wage.2 Former-Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta opposed raising the federal minimum wage in 2019.3

Vice President Biden supports increasing the federal minimum wage to $15, eliminating the tipped minimum wage, and indexing the minimum wage to the median hourly wage.4


  1. https://www.politico.com/2020-election/candidates-views-on-the-issues/economy/minimum-wage/
  2. https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2018/11/01/president-trumps-top-economic-adviser-calls-federal-minimum-wage-terrible-idea/?utm_term=.aa7d90f1ab4e
  3. https://news.bloomberglaw.com/daily-labor-report/trumps-top-labor-official-opposes-minimum-wage-increase
  4. https://joebiden.com/empowerworkers/


3.) Protects workers’ right to organize

President Trump’s appointees to the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) have rolled back workers’ rights to form unions and engage in collective bargaining.1

Vice President Biden supports the Protecting the Right to Organize Act’s (PRO Act) and its provisions imposing financial penalties for interfering with workers’ organizing efforts. Vice President Biden also supports enacting even stiffer penalties on corporations to hold company executives personally liable for interfering with organizing efforts.2


  1. https://news.bloomberglaw.com/daily-labor-report/companies-get-ok-to-ban-work-email-for-use-in-union-organizing
    and https://news.bloomberglaw.com/daily-labor-report/companies-get-ok-to-ban-work-email-for-use-in-union-organizing
    and  https://news.bloomberglaw.com/daily-labor-report/auditorium-could-block-symphony-protest-on-its-property-nlrb
  2. https://joebiden.com/empowerworkers/