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[1] https://www.gatestoneinstitute.org/14632/terrorism-mexico-border

The US-Mexico border is so alluring that long before ISIS came onto the scene, other Islamic terrorists were eying it—including as a potential gateway to smuggle anthrax into America in order to kill 330,000 Americans—and operating in it.


Examples are many. In 2011, federal officials announced that FBI and DEA agents disrupted a plot to commit a "significant terrorist act in the United States," tied to Iran with roots in Mexico. Months earlier a jihadi cell in Mexico was found to have a weapons cache of 100 M-16 assault rifles, 100 AR-15 rifles, 2,500 hand grenades, C4 explosives and antitank munitions. The weapons, it turned out, had been smuggled by Muslims from Iraq.


According to the report, "obvious concerns have arisen concerning Hezbollah's presence in Mexico and possible ties to Mexican drug trafficking organizations (DTO's) operating along the U.S.-Mexico border." Such "concerns" might have been expected, considering that a year earlier it was reported that, "Mexican authorities have rolled up a Hezbollah network being built in Tijuana, right across the border from Texas and closer to American homes than the terrorist hideouts in the Bekaa Valley are to Israel.


Its goal, according to a Kuwaiti newspaper that reported on the investigation: to strike targets in Israel and the West. Over the years, Hezbollah—rich with Iranian oil money and narcocash—has generated revenue by cozying up with Mexican cartels to smuggle drugs and people into the U.S." [1]


[2] https://www.lawenforcementtoday.com/cramer-biden-making-it-really-easy-for-isis-k-terrorists-to-come-into-u-s/

Sen. Kevin Cramer leveled heavy criticism against the Biden Administration’s open border policies in light of a potential attack by ISIS-K – an attack that United States Central Command General Frank McKenzie has indicated may be in the works. Cramer brought up the intent by ISIS-K to attack the U.S. during a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing on the Afghanistan withdrawal on September 28, 2021.


Directing his question to General McKenzie, Cramer asked: “General McKenzie, about a half hour ago, you said that we know for certain ISIS intends to attack us at home, or something to that effect, right?”


Cramer went on to say: “My question to all of you is: “Isn’t national security tied directly to good immigration security, and do you feel we’re adequately prepared for- to protect the homeland from visa holders and refugees? [2]


[3] https://www.borderreport.com/hot-topics/border-crime/exclusive-colored-wristbands-help-cartels-track-migrants-payments-for-smuggling-them-lawmaker-confirms/

In the Rio Grande area, the Gulf Cartel controls the alien smuggling groups. The various alien smuggling groups issue bracelets to each alien being smuggled into the U.S.,” the office of U.S. Rep. Henry Cuellar, who represents this area, told Border Report. “Bracelets are different colors because aliens get three chances to cross successfully for one price. First time crossers get red bracelets.


If unsuccessful, they get another color. Aliens receive purple bracelets when it’s their last chance to cross,” Cuellar’s office said in an email to Border Report. “The wording on the bracelet represents who has paid and who still owes money for the smuggling.” [3]


[4] https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/16164608/border-crisis-9000-haitan-migrants-del-rio-bridge-camp/ Many of the migrants are children, or officially called unaccompanied minors. In fact, on Sept. 14 in Eagle Pass, Texas, border patrol agents found two abandoned babies along the Rio Grande. As of Aug. 1, there were more than 2,200 unaccompanied migrant children in CBP custody.


Encounters of unaccompanied children increased 24 per cent, with over 18,000 encounters in July and over 15,000 in June. And from October 2020 to August 2021, border patrol agents have encountered over 132,000 unaccompanied migrant children along the Southwest borders.[4]


Megan J the Outreach Specialist for Florin and Roebig Trial Attorneys reached out to me recently with a request to remind people of this very important matter. This is a serious matter and actually is why I became a content writer slash narrator in the first place. The fact that one human being can be so callous as to subject another human being to such oppression baffles the mind. I will be reciting what Florin and Roebig have been educating their clients about. Let’s begin.


[5] https://florinroebig.com/what-is-human-trafficking/

Human trafficking is a phenomenon that has been around for decades but has recently taken the news and society in general by storm. As more and more people become aware of this terrible crime, it’s important to understand and be aware of the dangers and implications that come with this exploitation. It’s also important to know how to protect yourself as well as recognize human trafficking when possible.

Today, we will explore what human trafficking is, the different types of human trafficking, and how to recognize modern-day slavery when its present. Human trafficking is when a person or group of people coerce, deceive, and exploit another person for personal or financial reasons. In most cases, victims of human trafficking are manipulated into participating in sex trafficking by making false promises so that the leader or group of trafficking operation can make a profit.


Many human trafficking groups are part of a billion-dollar industry that includes international organizations who work together to capture, groom, manipulate, and threaten victims into involuntary servitude. Commercial sex acts, labor trafficking, and sexual exploitation are often major components of human trafficking, and the sex industry is often where this terrible crime is seen.


The crime of human trafficking is taken very seriously in the United States, and there are multiple human trafficking task forces and groups that constantly work to uncover human trafficking cases both in the United States and internationally.


There are two primary types of human trafficking: labor trafficking and sex trafficking. In both cases, victims are exploited through threats, coercion, manipulation, physical and emotional abuse, and drug addiction as a coercion to participate in these types of trafficking.


Many victims feel that they don’t have a choice and fear going to law enforcement due to the threats and manipulation involved. Labor trafficking is a type of domestic servitude or modern-day slavery that involves victims participating in forced labor as a result of manipulation or force.


Many trafficking groups use tactics such as debt bondage, threats against the victim’s family members, violence, and other forms of control to force individuals to work for free against their will in various industries. Examples of labor trafficking include forcing people to work in factories, in homes, and on farms in inhumane conditions and without proper or any compensation. A large number of trafficking victims are responsible for the food products and consumer goods that many of us rely on in everyday life.


This is due to the fact that labor trafficking is much more cost efficient and faster to produce goods as opposed to hiring and paying employees. Unfortunately, the higher the demand, the more encouragement human traffickers have to continue the enslavement of innocent victims. Sex trafficking, another primary type of human trafficking, is when victims are manipulated and forced to perform commercial sex acts that bring in profit for the traffickers.


Sex trafficking victims include both adults and minors. As with labor trafficking, sex trafficking often involves threats, force, control, debt bondage, and other forms of manipulation to keep victims participating in trafficking and to prevent them from seeking help. Examples of places where sex trafficking may be present include brothels, fraudulent massage parlors, strip clubs, escort services, truck stops, and motels.


In most cases, victims are not compensated for sex acts and the profits are given and kept by the trafficking leaders. Human trafficking is much more prevalent than many people realize. In fact, an estimated 24.9 million people are victims of trafficking, and that number continues to grow every day. The following are statistics on human trafficking that may give you a better understanding of just how common this terrible crime is:

  • 43% of human trafficking victims are found, captured, and enslaved within domestic borders

  • 72% of all human trafficking victims are women

  • 28% of all human trafficking victims are children under the age of 18

  • 21% of identified human trafficking victims are men

  • 8,248 human trafficking cases were reported in 2019 alone

  • 7.5 million human trafficking victims are forced to work in the mining, hospitality, construction, and manufacturing industries

Human trafficking victims spend an average of 20 months in forced labor or sex trafficking. The highest number of victims are found in the Asia-pacific region, followed by Africa, Europe, Central Asia, and the United States. Human trafficking brings in an estimated $150 billion a year in profits for traffickers

Only 439 human traffickers were convicted in 2016. These alarming statistics are only a small piece of the larger picture of human trafficking.


While anti-trafficking groups and the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Jus