Arguments Against Human Trafficking

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Human trafficking is a figure of transnational organized crime and a serious infringement of basic human civil liberties. The fight against human trafficking is the joint responsibility of the global community and joint efforts must be strengthen by further developing the close cooperation that already exists between governments and nongovernmental organizations (U.S. DOT & CBP 2013). Concentrating efforts towards bordering countries is paramount in the fight against human trafficking. A prime example is U.S. Senator John McCain and Congresswoman Martha McSally from Arizona presented to the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives the Transnational Criminal Organization Illicit Spotter Prevention and Elimination Act. This was generated …show more content…

As mentioned previously, Mexico is noted as the hub of the various flavors of trafficking entering the United States. According to U.S. State Department, nearly one in five victims who fall to the industry of the commercial sex trade travel through Texas with the cities of El Paso and Houston are listed as the most intense in high trafficking area. With Texas supporting many of the gateways leading to and from Mexico, Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Tex) a ranking member of the House Homeland Security Committee’s Border and Maritime Security Subcommittee engaged with her Mexico counterparts. Favoring and promoting a comprehensive DHS wide border security strategy to include the roles and resources from both Mexico and U.S. was her primary concern. Lee’s meeting with Mexico’s officials led to discussions of border security to include the problems with immigration, national security, human trafficking, gun trafficking, and the importance of U.S. and Mexico diplomatic relations were all emphasized and consolidated into the presentation of the H.R. 1417, also known as the Border Security Results Act. This legislation outlined the required support from the Secretary of Homeland Security to develop a comprehensive strategy to gain and maintain operational control of the international borders of the United States, and for other purposes. Lee states when the nation refers to border security, efforts are expected from both sides that make up the border. The relationship among allies play as a key asset in the attempts to control the borders as well as protect its economy and its people (Congresswoman Jackson Lee Meets with Mexican Government Officials About Border Security, Human Trafficking and Immigration, 2014, para 1-3). With Lee at the wheel and leading the charge in the overall fight against the

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