VIDEO: Glenn Beck On A Program That Rescues Kids From Sex Trafficking Across the Mexico-USA Border
Imagine a human trafficking DELTA FORCE that rescues kids from trafficking in REAL TIME and ON THE GROUND. It’s called Operation Underground Railroad. This video explains the program:
More On Sex Slaves From South of the Border
When most people think of Mexico these days, they think of one thing: drug wars. Indeed, the battle between the Mexican government and the drug cartels is a newsworthy issue. Some 60,000 people have been killed on the ground in Mexico since President Calderon declared war on the drug cartels in 2006. More will die, and the struggle will continue as long as the government interferes with the “business interests” of the cartels.
But drug trafficking is not the only big business in Mexico. More than 20,000 Mexican children are victims of sex trafficking each year. According to the 2009 Trafficking of Persons Report issued by the US State Department:
Mexico is a large source, transit, and destination country for persons trafficked for the purposes of commercial sexual exploitation and forced labor. Groups considered most vulnerable to human trafficking in Mexico include women and children, indigenous persons, and undocumented migrants. A significant number of Mexican women, girls, and boys are trafficked within the country for commercial sexual exploitation, lured by false job offers from poor rural regions to urban, border, and tourist areas.”
So while over 60,000 people have been killed in Mexico as a result of the drug wars since 2006, 100,000 children (that’s not counting adults) have been sold into sexual slavery as a result of the “business as usual” climate that exists in Mexico and so many other countries around the world.
But that’s not all. Each year, victims from South America, the Caribbean, Eastern Europe, and Asia, are trafficked into Mexico for sexual or labor exploitation, or transit the country en route to the United States.
Numbers Can Fall Short
Unfortunately, these numbers don’t tell the whole story. The fact is that the deeper one looks into the issues of child trafficking and trafficking women, the more one realizes that estimates fall short of what is really happening on the ground, because cases and incidents that get tracked and end up finding their way on an official report are, unfortunately, few and far between. So, while we post on this site that “800,000 people are trafficked across international borders each year,” the number, it is universally acknowledged, could be as much as 4 million or even higher.
Why is this? Because the nature of the beast called human trafficking is its sophisticated stealth quality. Those in the business of trafficking women are organized criminals who are making a boatload of money and moving a “commodity” that keeps on paying dividends year after year. A 2003 study in the Netherlands found that, on average, a single sex slave earned her pimp at least $250,000 per year. (Skinner, E. Benjamin 2008. A Crime So Monstrous: Face-to-Face With Modern-Day Slavery. New York, NY Free Press) To insure their continued success, traffickers pay off officials, work in tandem with as many middlemen and women as necessary, and engage in slick and subtle forms of advertizing at the grass roots level. It is sad but true, but in modern day slavery, as in all organized crimes, practice makes perfect.