America is the land of the free and a beacon of hope and democracy around the globe.
That was the message that Congress sent when it passed the bipartisan Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act, which would prevent American tax dollars from funding forced labor, namely in Xinjiang, China.
As you may know, the communist China has been engaging in horrific human rights violations against the Uyghur people, forcing them into slave labor and exploitation at the hands of the Chinese Communist Party. The bipartisan bill was supposed to be a strong message to the world that the United States denies products of forced labor and would sanction those that use slave labor.
However, there have been reports that despite Congress’s action, enforcement has been lax, and some of these sanctioned items have made their way to the United States.
That is why I am calling on the Biden Administration to answer this question: how did these products end up in our stores? Why is the executive branch failing to enforce this law?
Actions speak louder than words, and this White House needs to take clear steps to enact the Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act and ensure that the United States stands up for human rights.