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Sex Trafficking: A Serious Threat to Children at Border


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Dr. Godfrey Garner
Homeland 411

The constant barrage of protesters attempting to get Trump administration officials to release immigrant children to their adult counterparts, if successful, will result in a number of children being trafficked by sexual predators.

This is a given, and is unarguable. The only question is how many children the Left and the protesters are willing to sacrifice in order to win a political game and potentially cause the Trump administration and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officials embarrassment by having to alter their plans to protect these children.

There is no question that children will be seriously harmed if ICE has to forego the process of assuring children are released to their biological parents.

Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Kristjen Nielsen recently said that 10,000 of 12,000 unaccompanied children were brought across the border by someone other than their biological parents.

That “someone,” according to Secretary Kristjen, is likely a human trafficker.

Keep in mind that the ultimate objective of the trafficker is profit, and as we have seen by the number of individuals in recent years who’ve died at the hands of traffickers, nothing is more important to them than profit.

Thorn, a nonprofit organization that works to stop the spread of child sex trafficking and stand up to traffickers reported that more than 91 percent of female child sex trafficking victims participating in Los Angeles’ STAR court, a court for child sex trafficking, are African Americans or Latinos.

This same report pointed out the fact that instability and chaos created an opportunity for sex traffickers to reach out and bond with children and children’s families allowing for the recruitment into the child sex trafficking industry. Never before has such an opportunity presented itself, in relation to these recent incidents of smuggling children across the border.

Limited research into sex trafficking of children in the United States and abroad will attest to the veracity, determination, and organizational and technological acumen of child sex predator rings.

Read the full article at Homeland 411.



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