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Elspeth
07-24-2014, 01:30 PM
It's a business.

DHS Chief: ‘Almost All’ Unaccompanied Alien Children Are Smuggled – ‘Nobody’s Freelancing’
http://cnsnews.com/news/article/penny-starr/dhs-chief-almost-all-unaccompanied-alien-children-are-smuggled-nobody-s


Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson said on Tuesday that the majority of children who arrive at the U.S. Mexico border without parents are brought there by human smugglers.

“Almost all of them are smuggled, Johnson said at a press conference at Immigration and Customs Protection (ICE) headquarters in Washington, D.C.

CNSNews.com asked Johnson if he had statistics about how many of the more than 57,000 unaccompanied minors – mostly from Central America – streaming across the border in recent months were brought there by human traffickers.

“It’s our observation and our experience that almost all of them are smuggled,” Johnson said. “Nobody’s freelancing.”

Johnson said the smugglers “mislead families” by telling them they have a limited amount of time to get to the United States if they want to be allowed to stay. He also said families pay “exorbitant” prices to smugglers.

The press conference was held to tout the success of Operation Coyote, a 90-day “surge operation” being conducted by ICE’s Homeland Security Investigations to “target human smuggling operations in the Texas Rio Grande Valley” – the sector in Texas where most of the influx of illegal aliens is taking place.

A “fact sheet” of the operation – launched June 23 and data as of July 21 – was distributed. Facts included the arrest of 192 smugglers and the apprehension of 501 aliens. The fact sheet also stated that four firearms and 28 vehicles have been seized.

thundley4
07-24-2014, 01:53 PM
How many of the children that leave their home countries never make it here? No way to know how many are sold for the sex trade or die along the way. That could prove to be the bigger humanitarian crisis.

Elspeth
07-24-2014, 02:05 PM
How many of the children that leave their home countries never make it here? No way to know how many are sold for the sex trade or die along the way. That could prove to be the bigger humanitarian crisis.

I'm convinced that the sex trade is a huge part of what we are seeing here.

noonwitch
07-24-2014, 03:11 PM
I'm convinced that the sex trade is a huge part of what we are seeing here.


That would mean a good number of Americans are buying sex slaves.


They caught a couple in metro Detroit a while back who had bought a teenaged girl and were using her for slave labor in the home, and the man used her for sex. She escaped their home and made it to the police station. She was from Africa, though, not Central America, and her own mother had sold her to the traffickers.

Lanie
07-24-2014, 03:32 PM
That would mean a good number of Americans are buying sex slaves.


They caught a couple in metro Detroit a while back who had bought a teenaged girl and were using her for slave labor in the home, and the man used her for sex. She escaped their home and made it to the police station. She was from Africa, though, not Central America, and her own mother had sold her to the traffickers.

That would make sense since we're the ones with the dinero.

Elspeth
07-24-2014, 04:20 PM
That would mean a good number of Americans are buying sex slaves.


They caught a couple in metro Detroit a while back who had bought a teenaged girl and were using her for slave labor in the home, and the man used her for sex. She escaped their home and made it to the police station. She was from Africa, though, not Central America, and her own mother had sold her to the traffickers.

It doesn't have to be just Americans: they could be traveling north to Canada or even to points East, by ship or plane, illegally. That's not to say that the sex trade isn't alive and well here: it is. Here in California, there are also many stories of women from Asia being brought here illegally, stuffed into private homes which become brothels, and being freed by police only after months or years of abuse.

thundley4
07-24-2014, 05:13 PM
It doesn't have to be just Americans: they could be traveling north to Canada or even to points East, by ship or plane, illegally. That's not to say that the sex trade isn't alive and well here: it is. Here in California, there are also many stories of women from Asia being brought here illegally, stuffed into private homes which become brothels, and being freed by police only after months or years of abuse.


I'm thinking that some of them might not even make it out of Mexico. It would be easy enough to take a few kids and transport them out of Mexico than it would be to get them out of the US.

Elspeth
07-24-2014, 05:34 PM
I'm thinking that some of them might not even make it out of Mexico. It would be easy enough to take a few kids and transport them out of Mexico than it would be to get them out of the US.

That too.