Argument Essay: Sex Trafficking In The United States

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Argument Essay Sara M. Linert Grand Canyon University English Composition II November 28, 2010 Sex Trafficking seems to be increasing in the United States. I am 100% against the trafficking of any human being regardless of age or sex. The United States government estimates that 50,000 women and children are trafficked into the United States with most being transported from Asia, Latin America, Russia, and the New Independent States. Being a mother of two this issue really concerns me and touches my heart. I cannot imagine the pain and suffering these young girls and women dealt with during this horrible experience and how they even recover and live a normal life afterward. Sex Trafficking is no secret and has been going on for years and years. Trafficking became politically known in the 1900s, from there the United States passed the Mann Act in 1910 which “forbids transporting a person across state or international lines for prostution or other immoral purposes ( Globally, it is tied with the illegal arms trade as the second largest criminal activity, following the drug trade ( There are…show more content…
I was naïve enough years ago to believe the same. But that is far from the truth. For instance Atlanta a city that is only about 530 miles from my house is taking claim of being one of the biggest underage sex trafficking cities in the United States. A local teen group recently came together to make awareness of this issue stating facts that 500 girls are trafficked in Atlanta each month, servicing 7200 men

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