Pres. Trump Dedicates January To Combating Human Trafficking

The shackled legs of suspected human traffickers are seen as they arrive for their trial at the criminal court in Bangkok, Thailand, March 15, 2016. (Reuters/Chaiwat Subprasom/File Photo)

December 30, 2017
OAN Newsroom

The White House says next month will be dedicated to addressing the issue of human trafficking throughout the country.

President Trump is set to declare January as National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month as the administration continues efforts to combat the widespread issue.

In a statement, the White House claimed human trafficking is a modern form of the oldest and most barbaric type of exploitation, adding, it has no place in the world.

The White House claims sex and labor trafficking enslaves 25 million people.

Earlier this year, the Trump administration created a task force aimed at developing anti-slavery policies.

  • Lee Evans

    PEDOGATE!

  • susan dunn cobb

    This is not a link, but if you google “Trump let our babies go” it will take you to a story which contains court transcripts proving beyond any doubt that babies and children are taken under color of law everyday in America. These audio and typed transcripts shows exactly the manner in which it is done and anyone can see after investigating this case how there will always be children for the traffickers who are being taken from loving homes. No one will be able to protect any child when it happens to them. You didn’t know? You soon will.

  • landy fincannon

    It’s seldom mentioned anymore but satanic ritual abuse is a real issue.
    To what extent it plays in missing children is hard to know.

  • brad m

    Sounds like we need to reduce welfare spending and hire more US and state prosecutors that will do the job right

  • Rufus Firefly

    What do you want to bet this will be the last we hear of this?

  • NoBS

    Do we understand ethical organ harvesting?
    Or is it medically organized murder?

    Questions that make denial sound like Jim Jones Juice.

    • landy fincannon

      Interesting thought.

      • NoBS

        Ask any “floating” hospital to track the organ(s).

        Just like privacy laws that hide vulnerable children behind corrupt Family Courts.

        They destroy evidence through convenient laws, rules and regulations. AKA red tape and an active Judge.

  • JL Ziegler

    Trump is once again an amazing President. Human and sex trafficking is a tragic crime. Unfortunately many of the victims will return to their traffickers after being freed and rehabilitated. So frustrating. Can we blame bad parents? Can we blame porn? Solve the problem by reducing demand. Encourage parenting skills and ban all internet porn.

  • mark abby

    Uh oh. I can hear it now……from the left

  • shafawn

    Most of human trafficking is young girls and boys for sex. I want to see people arrested on the news and examples made to make this stop!

    • All American

      Like the “Lolita Express!”

      • chatty cathy

        Yes. Thank you AA for clarifying.

      • kaiju

        Ha!! Let’s put Bill Clinton in charge. He is the recognized expert.

    • ranger bob

      Perhaps people are not being arrested because there are no prosecutable cases coming up. There may not be much of this in the US. Just wondering.

      • All American

        USA
        There are a projected 2,472,000 trafficking victims just among unauthorized Mexican immigrants.
        The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) estimates that “1 in 5 of the 11,800 runways reported to the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children in 2015 were likely sex trafficking victims.
        In 2013 the Walk Free Foundation’s Global Slavery Index estimated that there were “57,000 to 63,000 people enslaved out of a U.S. population of 315 million.

        • ranger bob

          Projected, estimates, estimated …. these estimates do not lead to prosecutions which are the real numbers.

          The estimates you quoted are completely unsubstantiated otherwise we would see massive prosecutions in the news. I’ve seen none lately even in the New York Times which would jump on such stories.

          Oh btw, the term unauthorized Mexican immigrants is a meaningless term as, since we have no national id system, we have no idea how many Mexicans are unauthorized.

          I’m a scientist and I go by verifiable data not estimated made up by bureaucrats.

          • All American

            What type of Scientist are you?

          • ranger bob

            Just your regular scientist who follows the scientific method and has had a lot of experience with “bad data”. I’m sure you know about the “binning problem” that we are talking about here since you are probably a scientist yourself. That I know about the binning problem should give you some clue about what type I am. Cheers,

          • All American

            Geek?

          • ranger bob

            Yes, I’ve been called that many times … most of us scientist qualify for that moniker. I’m, of course, proud of it as it has lead me into very interesting and satisfying jobs and many educated colleagues. Are you a geek too since you recognized one?

          • All American

            Not quite but I love drilling down into subject(s) especially historical political points.
            Far from an expert to quslify me as a geek but I keep trying👍🏻
            My son in law is a “geek” and I am in awe of his skill set.

          • ranger bob

            Thanks for your answer. I too am fascinated by the history of technology or “geeknesss”.

          • All American

            I think it’s awesomeness👍🏻

          • wiser2game

            For the inquiring minds, that want know what @ ranger bob is speaking of.

            “binning problem”

            a term used for the theoretical interface point where neuroscience, cognitive science, and philosophy meet.
            Now if you’re geek have fun finding out the rest of the information on this problem. (don’t be lazy)

            (google is not your friend, an inquiring mind is a friend)

          • ranger bob

            When I refer to the binning problem I’m talking about the very challenging matter of sorting data into bins so that it can be analyzed. For example if we want to sort (bin) numbers into even or odd it is trivially easy.

            However if we want to sort ‘recovered’ Alcoholics into two bins ‘recovered’ or ‘not recovered’ the problem quickly becomes complex. Does recovery mean sober for 1 year, 5 years, or even never drinks again. Moreover if someone is sober for 1 year yet still robs banks for a living – is he ‘recovered’.

            I think you can see where I’m going with this. In any investigation where data is involved the binning problem rears its ugly head.

            Many scientific studies are flawed due to sloppy binning. Hope this helps. Thanks for your question. ranger bob

          • candofeminist

            Here are some real numbers for you bob. 10,000 pedophiles arrested and charged this year. Over 4000 sealed indictments (US vs to be named) filed by the DOJ across the United States in the past three months. Normally less than a 1000 annually. Likely related to human trafficking rings uncovered when pedophiles were busted. Trump is signaling the indictments will be unsealed this month.

          • ranger bob

            Thanks. That kind of information is just what I am looking for. Good on you.

      • CuriousOnlooker

        A lot of it, unfortunately, is people trafficking in their own children. You don’t see it on the news because we generally don’t identity sex crime victims. And if you identify the suspect who is a parent(s) or close relative, then people can easily figure out who the victim is. Very common for the public not to know about the bulk of these cases because it’s family who is violating the child.

        My agency was working a case right before I retired where a mom and dad were trafficking their 7 year old daughter all over Central Florida.

        I know it’s not hard data, but thought I’d add my 2 cents.

        • ranger bob

          Great! Thanks … I love it when someone shares new information about an issue here. OMG … 7 year old daughter … what to say!

    • Scott Henke

      Hear hear.

      • shafawn

        Isn’t it amazing? Regular working class every day people having conversations about our society like we live in a community that we participate in and have a voice! Trump was a victory for all of us!

        • Scott Henke

          I work in an industry where I’ve seen victims of child sex trafficking, mostly girls. Even though they’re under protective custody, you wouldn’t believe how resourceful the pimps, traffickers, whatever you wish to call them are in finding their whereabouts.

          • shafawn

            God bless the work you do. You may never really know how important it is until you get to heaven and see Jesus face to face. Everything you do for these poor victims you are doing directly for Jesus. God bless you. That is truly a ministry!

  • ranger bob

    Looks like it is difficult to get real data on this matter. Here are two conflicting sources on the stats: (snipped these from Wikipedia)

    According to a 2007 Washington Post expose entitled “Human Trafficking Evokes Outrage, Little Evidence”, human trafficking into the United States is essentially nonexistent.

    and

    According to the Attorney General’s 2001report, an estimated 14,000 people are trafficked into the United States each year, although, again because trafficking is illegal, accurate statistics are difficult to compile.

    I’m a scientist. Measure the the basis of all investigation and hence the validation of all theories .

    If there are not accurate numbers on this … why waste time and money? If you can’t measure it it does not exist.

    • Liberius Lucanus

      I quit using wiki as a source a long time ago.

      • landy fincannon

        It’s somewhat reliable but its subject to be misleading when it comes to political matters.

        • Liberius Lucanus

          And the true history of this nation. A lot of the propaganda
          from collage professors gets on it and then the site locks the page to keep the
          real facts from coming out. I have noticed a lot of misleading information from
          the left has been disseminated on the internet and you almost do not know what
          is true on it anymore. Nowadays I do not use diction*aries newer than 20 years
          because of this

          • landy fincannon

            I agree. I’ve been frustrated with the results at times. I mainly use them for dates or an overview but with a grain of salt.

      • ranger bob

        ok … I’ll stop too. Just wanted to let you all know my sources. It’s getting hard to obtain factual information anymore with all the money associated with all the lying to support so many agenda. Thanks.

        • Liberius Lucanus

          And the true history of this nation. A lot of the propaganda
          from collage professors gets on it and then the site locks the page to keep the
          real facts from coming out. I have noticed a lot of misleading information from
          the left has been disseminated on the internet and you almost do not know what
          is true on it anymore. Nowadays I do not use diction*aries newer than 20 years
          because of this.