- Mexico is considered a source, destination, and transit country for human trafficking, whereby victims are sent from, to, and through Mexico for the purposes of labor and sex trafficking.
- In 2012, Mexico implemented a comprehensive federal anti-trafficking law. Many of the states have also incorporated anti-trafficking regulations. In Mexico City, they have begun to train hotel staff how to look for signs of human trafficking. This all points toward a growing effort on the part of Mexico to combat human slavery.
- Men, women, and children are exploited in forced labor in agriculture, domestic servitude, child care, manufacturing, mining, food processing, construction, tourism, forced begging, and street vending in Mexico and the United States.