Modern Slavery: Human Trafficking

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Modern Slavery: Human Trafficking Approximately twenty to thirty billion dollars is earned in profit every year from this slave producing industry, and somehow, our entire nation, our entire world, has seemed to turn their heads away from it. (U.S. Department of Homeland Security) The United States constitution passed a law that abolished slavery in 1865, but it’s quite odd considering that there is more slavery in the world now than there was in the 1800’s. Human trafficking is defined by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security as “A modern-day form of slavery involving the illegal trade of people for exploitation or commercial gain” and is the number one form of slavery happening in our world today. There are many different forms of human …show more content…
A drastic change in the number of victims would also occur if citizens were informed on the dangers of trafficking and how close it is to them. It is widely looked at as an overseas problem, or a problem that has very low risk to affecting loved ones and this is because of the lack of information provided by the government. Children are being taken everyday in places that are visited in everyday lives. The public needs to know what a predator looks like, and how to get out of a potentially dangerous situation. Children need to be educated on the peril of talking to strangers because if they’re not, this problem will continue to increase and get more and more out of hand. The issue needs to be attacked at the source and put to an end before it …show more content…
Human trafficking is ruining the lives of people across the globe, it affects the daily lives of Americans much more than they know. The people need to be educated on the truly horrifying facts that run this powerful industry of slavery. Human trafficking is the worst form of child labor in the world, millions of kids are suffering across the globe every single day. The victims of trafficking are facing traumatic kidnappings or even being sold by parents, they’re subjected to fatal diseases such as HIV and AIDs, and they have no chance of living a normal life after being rescued or released. The people of the United States have a chance to make a difference, not only for themselves, but for the entire world. Law enforcement officers need to be further trained on stopping kidnappings and kids need to be informed on getting out of dangerous situations. People need to donate money to help find cures for what we know as incurable diseases. And our nation needs to make help available to victims with no place to go, and no knowledge on how to live a better life. The people are the ones with the power in their hands. If there is people that have the power to create a 30 billion dollar underground industry, then there is certainly people that have the power to destroy it. No one has the power to save everyone, but everyone has the power to

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