President Donald Trump has long been a hawk when it comes to increasing America’s border security. This week, after a visit to the border near Yuma, Arizona, Border Patrol agents told President Trump about the threat America faces daily.
ICE and Border Patrol agents showed President Trump how they are currently combating human trafficking. According to TownHall, President Trump later stated, “During that visit, I heard first hand from the frontline agents about the security threats they confront each and every day, and I pledged my continued resolve to them, and all of you, to keep our country safe.”
At his rally in Phoenix on Tuesday night, President Trump told his audience that, “We respect and cherish our ICE officers and our Border Patrol agents, and we respect and cherish our police officers, and our firemen, and all of our uniform services.”
Under President Trump, many have reported that the morale of Border Patrol and ICE agents has soared. The left-wing media has twisted this, claiming that the administration is emboldening federal agents to deport illegal immigrants.
Brandon Judd, President of the National Border Patrol Council, told Fox News in July that President Trump’s commitment to protecting America’s borders is encouraging to federal agents.
“There’s a vibe, there’s an energy in the Border Patrol that’s never been there before,” Mr. Judd told Fox and Friends host Steve Doocy. “In the 20 years I’ve been in the patrol, we haven’t seen this type of energy, and we’re excited because we signed up to do a job and this president is allowing us to do that job.”
Last year, the Department of State claimed that U.S. officials had only managed to capture, arrest, and convict 86 traffickers involved in cross-border operations.
This is a minuscule number considering how important human trafficking, drug smuggling, and forced labor are to the narco-terrorist cartels of Mexico.
Thanks in large part to the actions and rhetoric of the Trump administration, human smuggling operations from Central America account for less than 1,000 people a month coming across the Mexican-American border.
However, with the decline of people crossing the border, cartels have increased drug smuggling operations. This is contributing greatly to America’s opioid epidemic.
Unsurprisingly, modern American feminists have not come out in support of President Trump’s crackdown on human trafficking coming from Mexico and Latin America. This lack of support is even despite the fact that “coyotes” (the nickname for Hispanic smugglers and traffickers) regularly rape and sexually assault their vulnerable female victims.
Coyotes have also been known to force their charges into prostitution in order to pay off their debts.
It is believed that 17 to 19,000 people are illegally trafficked in the United States every year. Out of this figure, organized crime groups from Mexico, Latin America, China, and Russia regularly exploit illegal alien females as part of large sex ring operations that rake in millions of dollars a year for these criminal outfits.
Protecting America’s border is not just about combating the scourge of human trafficking and drug smuggling, it is also about protecting vulnerable people, especially women, from the clutches of globalized gangs.