Human Trafficking In The United States

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Throughout the 1800s, countries all over the world were working towards passing new laws to abolish slavery. Many probably think the cruelty of selling humans stopped there, but human trafficking is thriving around the world. Since the 1800s, laws have been passed to protect human rights, and people are finding ways to illegally sell humans anyway. As stated in Global Issues, Local Arguments, “trafficking of human beings, involving the buying and selling of people who are forced to work for the profit of others, is a problem affecting most countries” (Johnson 385). Most people do not know much about the subject of human trafficking; therefore, they do not know the magnitude of this worldly dilemma. One of the most globally overlooked problems is human trafficking, and it is overlooked because of the world’s lack of knowledge about the subject. …show more content…
Americans do not fear of potentially being sold into forced labor because they never notice that it does happen in the United States. One place in particular it happens is around the Mexico-United States boarder. Many will immigrate to the United States for a better life and to find jobs so they may send the money home, but they are targets for human trafficking. Traffickers trick victims to sign “labor contracts” which force them to get pay deductions for food and shelter. The United States is a destination country. In other words, traffickers take their victims here to be sold and forced into labor (Garza 427). The Mexico-United States boarder is not the only location in the United States that is prevalent in human trafficking. Throughout the United States as a whole, an estimated 200,000 to 300,000 minors are trafficked per year from and within the country (Butler 1466). The goal of human traffickers is to find the location where people are the most desperate to make money and the local employers are the most desperate for cheap

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