We are hearing more about human-trafficking in the US due to the flow of lives across our southern border, many are children who are accompanied to the border from the south and are abandoned as soon as the “adult” transporting them can flee into the US.
This is human trafficking:
“the unlawful act of transporting or coercing people in order to benefit from their work or service, typically in the form of forced labor or sexual exploitation.”
The purpose of this post is not political. It is protective. The children being exploited as “tickets” to cross into the US in a presumed family are frequently exploited sexually along the way to our border and then abandoned without education, income, safety or guardians once they get across our border. Such children are then prime for another round of exploitation after arriving in the US.
Be against human-trafficking. For the safety of the children, be against it. Don’t pretend it isn’t happening or is just a handful of cases. It is dominant and the success of exploiting children in this way increases the number of people who do it.
Join us in the battle. Invite us to hold a Human Trafficking Awareness Event in you church, school, business or neighborhood.
You alone can make a difference.