Slavery is still around today about six hundred thousand to 900,000 people are trafficked internationally every year. 2. What can our government do to prevent or stop human trafficking? The government can lock down the borders and stop illegal immigration. Most trafficking in the USA is done by smuggling in illegal immigrants.
Olga Kontarovich Dr. Nado English 1001 11/22/10 Unit Four Essay It has been reported that over 2.5 million people are abducted each year and trafficked across borders and forced into labor or sexual exploitation (Costa 6). Specifically, in Ecuador, trafficking has evolved into a major problem, endangering both citizens and foreigners across the world. Mike Ceaser, author of “A Dark Window on Human Trafficking,” summarizes the journey of Tracy O’Dowd and Sergio Velarde, two educated social workers, who embark on a journey to end the exploitation of young girls in a local club, La Luna (Ceaser 170). The author analyzes the situation in Ecuador through cultural and ethical elements in order to create an impact amongst his audience. Evidently, human trafficking is more condensed in areas with low economies; however, even in America, many noncitizens are compelled to suffer.
About 80% of all human trafficking is for the sex trade. It is estimated that 27 million adults and 13 million children are victims of sex trafficking. The sex traffickers often "train" the girls themselves, through repeated rape and sexual acts. The
In addition, gangs increasingly are smuggling large quantities of heroin, cocaine, and MDMA (also known as ecstasy) into the United States. Local street gangs in rural, suburban, and urban areas transport drugs within very specific areas, most of what seem to be low socio-economical areas. Some gangs collect millions of dollars per month selling illegal drugs, trafficking weapons, operating prostitutions rings, and selling stolen property. Gangs launder their proceeds by investing in real estate, recording studios, motor cycle shops, and construction companies. The extent of gangs/drugs A proliferation in gangs will also mean a growth in drug and violence in our community’s and threatening society in general.
According to David R. Hodge in the article “Sexual Trafficking in the United States: A Domestic Problem With Transnational Dimensions,” 600,000 to 800,000 people being trafficked across nations with about 14,500 to 16,500 people being trafficked into the United States annually. With numbers this high, awareness in the nation should be more prominent when it comes to dealing with trafficking. Many young women, like Maria, are sold into the sex trade at young ages and are forced to perform sexual acts. The women’s “sponsors” brainwash the women into thinking multiple reasons that make forced commercial sex seem acceptable. It is the duty of government to enforce laws that will help protect women and children from becoming victims.
One factor contributing to the continuous growth of substance abusers in the prison population is drug misuse and addiction. The majority of inmates incarcerated have used illegal drugs on a regular basis (at least once a week for a period of one month) and have been incarcerated for selling or possessing drugs; driving under the influence of alcohol; committed crimes under the influence of drugs or alcohol; committed their crimes to get money for drugs; have a history of substance abuse; or share a combination of these characteristics (CASAColumbia, 1998). Another factor is the war on drugs and mandatory minimum sentences. In an attempt to reduce drug abuse and drug dealing, the U.S. has pursued punitive drug control policies to threaten arrest and incarceration. Mandatory minimums at the state and federal levels lead to individuals being sent to prison for possession of relatively small amounts of illegal substances (Taylor, Hallam & Allen, 2009).
They track four major offenses in its Violent Crime Index, which are, murder, forcible rape, robbery, and aggravated assault (Snyder 2001). Juvenile courts and rehabilitation centers are some of the few places that have an obligation to helping children. In today’s society there are many youths male and females who are committing criminal acts, many of whom are minorities. Many of this youth have engaged in some form of illegal activity by the time they reach their 18th birthday,” Puzzanchera (2008). The youths who commit these crimes are often victims of drug/alcohol addiction, abuse, neglect or poverty.
Sex Trafficking of Children in the United States I As bad as it may seem or sound, child trafficking is actually happening in the world and has been going on for years. Federally funded human trafficking task forces opened 2,515 suspected incidents of human trafficking for investigation between January 2008 and June 2010. Most suspected incidents of human trafficking were classified as sex trafficking (82%), including more than 1,200 incidents with allegations of adult sex trafficking and more than 1,000 incidents with allegations of prostitution or sexual exploitation of a child (U.S. Department of Justice). This concludes that majority of the incidents of human trafficking are women and children being sexually exploited. Therefore, I
“27 million – Number of people in modern-day slavery across the world” (CAI). Human trafficking is one of the major problems with society these days. Human trafficking is considered a violation of human rights because of labor trafficking in the U.S., sex trafficking in the U.S., and human trafficking in other countries. One major problem with human trafficking is labor trafficking. Human trafficking experts who contributed to the Polaris Project website, a website working to stop human trafficking all across the globe stated, “In the United States, the Trafficking Victims Protection Act of 2000 (TVPA) defines labor trafficking as: “The recruitment, harboring, transportation, provision, or obtaining of a person for labor or services, through
They work on U.S. construction sites and farms, in restaurants and hotels, even in homes. Foreign workers, lured by false promises of good jobs in America, soon find themselves enslaved in plain sight as victims of labor trafficking, according to a new report published by the nonpartisan Urban Institute and Northeastern University. About half of these workers pay "recruitment" fees to traffickers -- often thousands of dollars -- that can leave them stuck in debt for years. And while some victims are smuggled here, a majority - or 71% - actually enter the United States with a visa, the report found. The International Labour Organization estimates that there are roughly 21 million people worldwide who are victims of forced labor, but there