#FMFS 2021 Summit Spotlight: Angie Salazar

Angie Salazar

Interim Director of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security Center for Countering Human Trafficking 

DHS’s New Center for Countering Human Trafficking

With nearly two decades of federal law enforcement experience behind her, Angie Salazar brings much wisdom to the anti-trafficking table along with her pragmatic know-how. 

Whether human smuggling and trafficking, border violence, or money laundering — Ms. Salazar has investigated it all, from the start of her career with the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) in San Ysidro, California. Since then, she has served in many leadership positions throughout HSI, not only at its headquarters, but in both international and domestic field offices as well. 

Ms. Salazar has had an impressive array of notable accomplishments during her career, such as developing policies and initiatives regarding human trafficking and investigative programs, conducting global training on best practices for fighting human trafficking, and coordinating with both U.S. and international government agencies on trafficking investigation and services for victims 

Ms. Salazar is the current Interim Director of the Department of Homeland Security’s Center for Countering Human Trafficking. By employing innovative law enforcement programs, victim advocacy, and education, the Center is at the forefront of DHS’ work in countering all types of human trafficking, including sex trafficking and forced labor.   

With the vast wealth of knowledge and experience Angie Salazar brings to the Summit, along with her compassion for and dedication to trafficking survivors, we here at ATII are excited to have her as a speaker at the First Annual Follow Money Fight Slavery 2021 Virtual Summit.