The Sad Truth Of Human Trafficking Essay

1331 Words Oct 15th, 2016 6 Pages
When most Americans think of human trafficking, they think of third world countries. Countries that are so poor it has become acceptable to sell woman as a means for income. However, that’s not the case. The sad truth is human trafficking happens everywhere, even America, and a quarter of the slaves brought to America end up in Texas (Swartz). In just April of this year, a woman by the name of Medeles, was arrested for bringing illegal and underage girls into Houston, Texas. When testifying against Medeles, victims stated Medeles lured them to Houston under false promises and then forced them into prostitution (Houston Chronicle). This is how the majority of prostitution victims end up in America. Lured under false hope, victims are promised a better life and better income for their families. Once here, they are then forced into prostitution in order to pay off their debt (Swartz). They have no choice because their captors will not let them out of their sight. Most victims are watched twenty four hours a day, seven days a week. They are never alone, therefore they are never given the opportunity to escape this awful fate. Not only are they watched constantly, but they are told their families will be killed if the victims don’t act accordingly. Texas is one of the four biggest sex trafficking states (Fisher). In 2008, 38 percent of all calls to the National Trafficking Resource Center originated from Texas (CPPS). On a typical weekend night in the state of Texas, 188 girls…

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