Deferred Action for Child Arrivals at the Mexican border

Child sex trafficking is the most heinous crime in the world and Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly did not mention an Obama program that has delivered thousands of undocumented children into the hands of traffickers. The DACA plan, Deferred Action for Child Arrivals program which exempts children illegally residing in the U.S from deportation will be left in place for now. The DACA program leaves children without supervision in the hands of those who exploit them.

Thousands of children have been brought into the U.S.

and the government has no idea what has happened to them. Many of the lost are being trafficked and sold into slavery, sexually and otherwise. The U.S. government has done nothing to protect these minors and then HHS Assistant Secretary Mark Greenberg testified in a 2016 Senate hearing, that he had no idea how many of these supposedly protected children could be contacted. In fact, the children of the DACA are lost.

Children placed with sexual offenders

It has been revealed that HHS policy allowed children to be placed in the care of sponsors who lived with sexual offenders. Only 4 percent of sponsors received home visits from HHS to ensure proper care even thought the HHS has more than 300 million in unspent funds for the program.

What was glaringly absent from the Trump memos of last week, was mention of the lost children.

The Cartels

Mexican drug cartels are cashing in on the lucrative opportunity afforded them in regards to sexual trafficking of women and minors on the Mexican American border. Children without parents and in some cases even children with parents are stolen and sold into slavery both in the U.S.

and other countries. These victims are caught by the cartels while crossing the U.S. southern border with Mexico and nothing is being done to stop them.

Exploitation of immigrant children

The increase in the exploitation of immigrant children has grown the coffers of the cartels. There has been tremendous growth of the global sex market.

It is driven by poverty and fueled by perversion. Human trafficking is a 10 billion dollar per year industry with 79 percent of it sexual the rest being cheap labor and drug mules.

The corridor

Mexico is considered a corridor for the sexually exploited. The country is a sending, transit, and a destination country where children finally end up. These kids come from all over the world in answer to the need of drug traffickers, perverted individuals, and cheap labor. Sadly, many are located in the U.S. and the government is doing nothing to stop them.

The demand for sex drives child sex trafficking globally and the lost children fuel their needs. Children are vulnerable because they are intimidated by adults who convince them sexual acts will earn them enough money to support their family.

The DACA does nothing to save them. In fact, the DACA has made the situation worse.

Since Mexico is incapable of controlling their borders it is up to the United States to take action. It is time to stop the exploitation of children. Having a secure border on all sides will go a long way to saving them. As U.S. citizens, we must demand that our government help the children who will die, emotionally and physically, while awaiting a freedom they can only imagine.