Having visited the border & talked to local law enforcement, Customs & Border Patrol, and local citizens along the border beginning in 2014, the human trafficking issue was one that horrified me the most. 1/25
It is difficult to believe and accept such problems are happening in America - the land of the free.
(NOTE-I was same until my 2014 research for @tppatriots border documentary)
A-It is both a domestic and international problem, affects suburbia
B-TX State Rep Joan Huffman gives stat: more than 300,000 people in Texas are victims of human trafficking w/ almost 80,000 of that number being children. 11/25
A. An investigation into a brothel found international scheme "run by a ruthless sex trafficking ring that lured undocumented women into prostitution with false promises of restaurant jobs." 13/25
A. "Human rights advocates say Black women and other women of color make up the bulk of trafficking victims."
B. Houston is hub because of proximity to Mexico.
C. Domestic victims as well as international victims.
A. Lawlessness has made Falfurrias, TX "part of increasingly vast and lucrative human smuggling hub."
B. Defines "rape tree" - trees where bras & underwear are hung by coyotes who smuggle [and abuse] women
2. 750 additional border patrol agents to keep our borders safe and secure
(more below, #BuildTheWall)
5. Enhanced medical support, consumable supplies, transportation, and additional temporary facilities to process and ensure the well-being & short-term custody of border crossers.
7. 75 additional immigration judges and support staff to reduce the backlog of pending immigration cases