Reblogged on Bob’s Opinion –
Thanks for a great piece on this problem crossing our boarders now that they are basically open. — It should outrage any person with a tittle of moral responsibility.
Human trafficking is real, it does happen and it has become a billion dollar illegal business. There is an estimated 24.9 million victims worldwide at any given time! It is a horrific crime and human rights abuse, and a crime of exploitation – traffickers profit by forcing their victims to perform labor, and/or engage in commercial sex in every region in the United States and around the world. These human traffickers prey on adults and children of all ages, backgrounds, and nationalities for profit.
Human Trafficking vs. Migrant Smuggling
Human trafficking uses force, fraud, or coercion to compel another person to work or engage in a commercial sex act, and does not require crossing a border. Migrant smuggling is the crime of bringing people across international borders through deliberate evasion of immigration laws. While these are distinct crimes, individuals who are smuggled may become vulnerable to and victims of human…
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