Saturday, June 19, 2010

Laws Enforced

...and the immigration issue continues. How will people react to the Federal government cracking down and using laws already in place. This crackdown will affect mostly illegal immigrants and their children. Will the outcry be as loud as Arizona?

Or will we say "finally!"? The enforcement of laws already on the books means fewer people taking advantage of those who find themselves in a no-win situation. For those who HAVE to take whatever is offered and end up tricked into something for which they never bargained.

What is your opinion?

Government Cracks Down on Farmers Who Hire Children

Proverbs 31:8-9

Monday, June 14, 2010

In Today's News

More than 12 million are modern slaves, U.S. says

Note the statistic in the article: "The State Repartment estimates that only 0.4 percent of all modern slavery victims were identified last year." (that's a copy & paste directly from the article)

Proverbs 31:8-9

Child Soldiers...Lost Children

Children Carry Guns for a U.S. Ally, Somalia

...and I'm trying hard to keep my opinion to myself...

Proverbs 31:8-9

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

It Crosses Borders

Every day I receive an update. A snapshot. What's happening around the world in trafficking.

This morning I read an article regarding the increase Virginia is starting to see in human trafficking because DC and Maryland have started cracking down on the issue.

This article shares the opinion that Virginia is a bit behind the curve and needs to catch up.

Law enforcement doesn't know what to look for in regard to trafficking victims. An influx of immigrants means people afraid and looking to protect themselves. Traffickers love that situation - they come up with all means of coercion.

The good side to this is Virginia recognizes it has a problem and is looking at what it can do to combat trafficking.

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Proverbs 31:8-9