While we believe that trafficking is a problem in Asia and Africa, most people have trouble believing it’s an issue here in the United States.
Myth #2: Human Trafficking is NOT a Problem in America
Hidden Truth: The U.S. State Department reports between 700,000 & 800,000 people are trafficked across borders each year! An estimated 300,000 children are sold inside the United States every year. The hidden truth is America is one of the top three destination points for victims!
If you dig you will find Human Trafficking has occurred in your city. There have been several arrests in upstate NY, where I live, in the last year alone. American still has slavery, it’s just hidden. The ugly fact is, there are people being bought and sold today right in a city near you.
As with any recovery program the first step is admitting there’s a problem. If we know the truth, the truth will set people free.
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This is the second entry on this topic. With these blog I am attempting to address the most common Human Trafficking Myths. If there’s a myth you’d like addressed, e-mail me or leave a comment below.
See Myth #1