Putting the illegal immigrants crossing the border aside for a moment, do you ever hear of the open border advocates talk about human trafficking?
Do you ever hear any of them speaking about the 16 million (64%) that were exploited for labor, the 4.8 million (19%) who were sexually exploited, or the 4.1 million (17%) were exploited in state-imposed forced labor?
As of 2014, the estimated figures of all Central American women and girls crossing into the US . . . 80% are raped.
Many illegal immigrants are forced into sexual slavery by “coyotes”, those who illegally smuggle people across the U.S.-Mexico border, who kidnap them . . . paying with their lives if they ever try to escape.
These open border advocates never talk about parents who send their 12 year old daughters alone, having them take contraceptive measures before they make the trip because they already know they will be raped during that trek to the border. You never hear them speak about the murders, muggings, extortions, gang rapes of women and kidnappings (some 20,000 a year) that are committed by the expanding Central American Mara Salvatrucha gangs or by Mexican drug traffickers.
Human rights experts estimate that 10,000 undocumented immigrants are kidnapped every year during their passage through Mexico, where girls, young women, and boys have been sold into prostitution.
The Mexican-based Rendon-Reyes Trafficking Organization recently pleaded guilty in federal district court in Brooklyn, New York, to racketeering and other federal charges from forcing young women and girls from Mexico and Latin America into prostitution . . . over the last 10 years.
All this happens with the existing wall we have, and the only way to deter these migrants from falling prey to those looking to make a buck from their predicament, is to strengthen our border, not weaken it.
Perhaps those bleeding hearts are unaware that corpses of migrants have been found with their organs harvested, or they would rather choose to ignore it and complain about those separated at the border that get better care at the detention centers, than the dangers of the journey itself.
Bobbie , thank you for this article! I know you will not let up in this battle! Education and the right information put out there is key!