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  • Coyotes shown 'smuggling undocumented immigrants across the Rio Grande on JET SKIS'

    07/28/2014 3:22:16 PM PDT · by Uncle Chip · 11 replies
    The Daily Mail Online ^ | July 28, 2014 | Ryan Gorman
    New footage claims to show Mexican smugglers known as coyotes smuggling immigrants across the U.S. – Mexico border using jet skis. A video shown on the Breitbart website claims the person driving the jet ski is a smuggler, and that his passengers are a woman and her infant child. It then shows the pair being taken into custody by Border Patrol. The woman departs the jet ski and walks along the river bank to a nearby road where authorities apprehend her and the baby. The video is said by Breitbart to have been shot recently at Anzalduas Park, in Mission,...
  • Dems to chop Obama’s border request

    07/22/2014 3:23:42 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 19 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 22, 2014 | Alexander Bolton & Peter Schroeder
    Senate Democrats will chop $1 billion from President Obama’s emergency spending request to secure the Texas border but have rejected Republican demands to change legal protections for child immigrants from Central America. Senate Appropriations Committee Chairwoman Barbara Mikulski (D-Md.) told colleagues Tuesday that she will move a bill with $2.7 billion in emergency spending for the border, substantially less than the $3.7 billion requested by Obama, according to Democratic sources. The legislation will not include language demanded by Republicans and some centrist Democrats giving the administration more flexibility to swiftly deport children from Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador and other noncontiguous...
  • US Government turns fully against Americans and few seem to care

    07/21/2014 5:40:37 PM PDT · by detective · 24 replies
    Renew America ^ | July 21, 2014 | Sher Zieve
    Over last weekend, it finally got out – despite suppression from the White House and the media – that the Mexican drug cartels/human traffickers are now firing .50 caliber ammo at our USBP Agents. These are bullets that can reach their targets as much as a mile away. This is an act of war. Yet, neither the Pretend POTUS and Dictator-in-Chief Barack Hussein Obama nor any of his minions comment on it at all. Neither does Obama try to stop the thousands of illegals (largely gang members, drug cartels/human traffickers and Islamists...not children) that he has invited into the country...
  • Obama eliminated the NDIC, Agency that monitored terrorism, drugs on border.

    07/12/2014 4:08:23 PM PDT · by mgist · 48 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | 2014 | Judicial Watch
    Obama quietly eliminated the NATIONAL DRUG INTELLIGENCE CENTER, that was monitoring terrorist activity on the border. Mexican cartel violence is at an all-time high along the increasingly porous southern border yet the Obama Administration has shut down a critical intelligence agency dedicated to identifying, tracking and severing the nexus between drug trafficking and terrorism. It’s a senseless move, which is why it was done very quietly. The only real way to discover that the Justice Department’s 19-year-old National Drug Intelligence Center (NDIC) has been closed is by trying to visit its website. It simply says that on June 15, 2012,...
  • Don’t Blame the Border Crisis on a ‘Bush-era’ Law: Obama's Hands are Not Tied By It

    07/11/2014 7:39:51 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    National Review ^ | 07/11/2014 | Jessica Vaughan
    The surge of Central American families and unaccompanied children into south Texas has focused public attention on one of the few recent revisions of immigration law, the 2008 Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act, or TVPRA, also known as the Wilberforce Act. Championed by congressional Democrats such as Senator Dianne Feinstein, the law was a hastily written attempt to improve the handling of trafficked children who came into the custody of immigration authorities, either at the border or within the country. In the face of public alarm over the Obama administration’s massive catch-and-release operation dispersing tens of thousands of illegal border...
  • Woo hoo!! Our 3rd quarter FReepathon is well underway!! [Murrieta edition]

    07/07/2014 10:41:15 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 145 replies
    Howdy everyone!! Reporting in LIVE from Murrieta, CA where we'll soon be joining the patriot protests against Obama's criminal human trafficking operation!! Reports and photos to follow. Woo hoo!! Meanwhile, our 3rd quarter fundraiser continues!! It'd be great if we could do it quicker, but 1% a day will keep the 404 away. Please keep those donations coming in, folks, so we can keep FR alive and on the air! FR is funded solely by contributions made by liberty loving people like you who enjoy and use it. We are beholden to no political party, no advertisers, no sugar daddies,...
  • BORDER CRISIS: CONGRESSMAN SAYS FEDERAL GOVERNMENT ‘CAUSING HUMAN TRAFFICKING’

    07/06/2014 9:16:14 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 30 replies
    Breitbart ^ | July 6, 2014 | By Robert Wilde
    Navy pilot, combat veteran, and Oklahoma Congressman Jim Bridenstine, who sits on the House Armed Services committee, was denied entry to the Health and Human Services facility housing over 1,000 unaccompanied alien children at the Fort Sill military base in Oklahoma. Appearing in an interview on Breitbart News Saturday with Editor in Chief of Breitbart News and host of the show Alex Marlow, Bridenstine recounted his experience on Wednesday when he visited the base to discuss military topics with the commanding general. Afterward, the Congressman drove over to the area at the base where illegal alien detainees were being held....
  • Traitorous President Obama facilitates unconstitutional illegal alien invasion of the states!

    07/03/2014 2:56:30 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 187 replies
    Not only does he refuse to enforce the law, but he openly invites this flood of illegal aliens to illegally cross the border into America while forcing the border patrol to stand down, and he looks to his criminal regime to give them safe harbor. Now he wants to dump them on the states against the will of the people. This is high crimes and treason and he must be held accountable. Obama is the most unlawful president ever! Congress must impeach!! These are just this morning's headlines on the Drudge Report: VIDEO: Coyote smuggles illegals across on jet ski...Migrants...
  • NBC Promotes Twitter Handle for Illegal Immigrants: #RefugeeRiders (Twitter Revolt)

    07/02/2014 8:31:14 AM PDT · by TexasCajun · 25 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | July 2, 2014 | Jeffrey Meyer
    On Wednesday morning, NBC’s Today went beyond avoiding using the term “illegal” to describe the immigrants being bussed from Texas into California. The Peacock network has created a Twitter handle to show its support for the illegal immigrants. Following a report by NBC’s Miguel Almaguer, Today anchor Matt Lauer triumphantly declared: “We want you to weigh in on this. Share your comments using the #RefugeeRiders.” On Tuesday, July 1, the CBS Evening News was the only network to use the term “illegal” when describing the protests in Murrieta, California where the residents have objected to immigrants being bused into their...
  • Congressman: Obama 'co-conspirator' in border torture

    06/27/2014 10:01:20 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 13 replies
    WND ^ | June 27, 2014 | Bob Unruh
    'Boys and girls forced to cut off the fingers or cut off the ears of other boys and girls' Only days after the stunning report from Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, of threats and torture illegal alien children endure en route to the southern U.S. border, a member of Congress is charging that President Obama, through his statements and actions, is complicit. Cruz’s statement came in a news conference after he, Rep. Michael C. Burgess, R-Texas, and others visited a dorm at Lackland Air Force Base in Texas that serves as a temporary home to some of the tens of thousands...
  • Alexandra Pelosi: Media, Obama admin enabling ‘human trafficking’ at the border

    06/27/2014 10:28:03 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    Hotair ^ | 06/26/2014 | Noah Rothman
    The documentary filmmaker and daughter of the House minority leader, Alexandra Pelosi, is promoting a new and heartbreaking documentary about the crisis at the southern border. Pelosi spent weeks speaking with undocumented migrants who have been led to believe that the United States is not only caring for women and children who cross the border but welcoming them to do so.“[A]ll the young vulnerable, migrant women who just got to America that I spoke with saw the Border Patrol as the heroes who came to assist them on their journey,” Pelosi recently wrote in an op-ed published on MSNBC.com....
  • Cruz: Immigrant Children Were Ordered By Human Traffickers To Cut Off Fingers, Ears Of Other Kids

    06/23/2014 3:10:19 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 34 replies
    CBS News Local ^ | June 23, 2014
    At Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Republican U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz and Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott emerged from a tour calling the situation a “humanitarian crisis” — the same way President Barack Obama has described more than 52,000 children who’ve entered the country illegally in recent months. “We are witnessing a humanitarian crisis unfolding that is the direct consequence of President Obama’s lawlessness,” Cruz said. “We just toured this Air Force facility, where up to 1,200 children are being cared for… but they have come through harrowing circumstances.” Cruz said his experience at the temporary shelter was...
  • Ted Cruz on Unaccompanied Child Crisis: Little Girls Are Being Sold Into Sex Slavery

    06/12/2014 6:51:45 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 31 replies
    Town Hall ^ | Jun 11, 2014 | Katie Pavlich
    Earlier today on Capitol Hill, the Senate Judiciary Committee held a Homeland Security oversight hearing and DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson testified. Johnson was pressed by lawmakers, specifically Republicans, about the ongoing humanitarian crisis of unaccompanied children on the southwest border with Mexico. Since President Obama's Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals [DACA] program was implemented in 2012, we've seen an alarming increase in the number of children trafficked into the United States without their parents. During the hearing, Texas Senator Ted Cruz reminded Johnson about exactly what we're dealing with here: children. “It’s important to understand what those numbers represent. These...
  • Special Report: Girl harbored dark secret, fearing she'd be sent away

    03/21/2014 10:09:37 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 10 replies
    On an Internet forum where parents sought takers for adopted children they no longer wanted, a teenager from Haiti was offered more frequently than any other girl. Starting at age 14, Nita Dittenber was passed among four families over two years through a practice called "private re-homing."
  • HPD: More than 100 immigrants found in suspected stash house

    03/19/2014 5:09:36 PM PDT · by deport · 14 replies
    Click2Houston.com ^ | Mar. 19, 2014 | Amanda Perez, Reporter
    HOUSTON - More than 100 immigrants were found at a suspected stash house in south Harris County, according to the Houston Police Department..... Police say a total of 94 men and 14 women were discovered, including one pregnant woman who was taken to a hospital for treatment. Cannon said all of the illegal immigrants had been held against their will for up to two weeks, locked inside of the home that had only one bathroom with a partially functioning toilet..... Authorities say 500 chickens were also found on the property. Photos and video at article link.
  • Local Anti-Human Trafficking Law Enforcement Efforts Around Virginia

    03/18/2014 5:28:10 AM PDT · by RightSideNews · 7 replies
    Virginia Free Citizen ^ | March 18, 2014 | Shelby Mertens and Kate Miller
    Data from the Polaris Project and other research studies indicate human trafficking in Virginia primarily takes place in the urban areas of state. Studies suggest northern Virginia, Richmond and the Hampton Roads region experience the most trafficking. The Virginia Free Citizen reached out to local law enforcement officials in these areas to investigate the presence of human trafficking in Virginia and their anti-human trafficking efforts. Last week we reported on Virginia’s statewide efforts. Northern Virginia Human Trafficking Task Force Receives $1 Million Grant to Combat Human Trafficking Detective Bill Woolf, with the Fairfax County Police Department, said human trafficking is...
  • Current Data on Human Trafficking in Virginia

    03/12/2014 11:30:28 AM PDT · by RightSideNews · 11 replies
    Virginia Free Citizens ^ | 3/12/14 | Shelby Mertens
    It is difficult to estimate the number of cases involving human trafficking in Virginia since many cases probably go unreported and there are a plethora of charges that fall under human trafficking, such as prostitution, extortion, receiving money for procuring a person, cruelty and injuries to children and abduction. The Polaris Project tracks the number of phone calls the National Human Trafficking Resource Center’s hotline receives, but it is important to note that this is not a completely accurate way of tracking human trafficking because any citizen can call the hotline for information, and not all victims call the hotline....
  • FBI: Kids forced into prostitution for Super Bowl

    02/04/2014 2:21:24 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 4, 2014 5:07 PM EST | Katie Zezima
    Sixteen juveniles forced into working as prostitutes for the Super Bowl were rescued in the New York City area by the FBI in the weeks before the game, the agency said Tuesday. Officials said the children, some of whom had been reported missing by their families, ranged in age from 13 to 17. Six were found in Newark, N.J., six in New York City and four in New Haven, Conn. One of the minors, a 17-year-old girl, had spent the past two years with her pimp, said Michael Osborn, chief of the Violent Crimes Against Children unit at the FBI....
  • US Pastor and Missionary Jailed in Philippines

    01/21/2014 6:05:56 PM PST · by luckystarmom · 22 replies
    The Christian Post ^ | 01/20/2014 | Nicola Minzie
    American pastor and missionary Thomas (Tom) Randall has been imprisoned in Manila, Philippines on allegations that an orphanage he and his wife founded in the country has been operating as a front for human trafficking and that dozens of poor children living at the facility had been suffering sexual abuse for years. Randall was on a mission trip in the country when state and social welfare authorities apprehended him and two workers on Jan. 12 at the Sankey Samaritan Orphanage in Lucena City, Philippines, reportedly on allegations that he had been negligent regarding alleged abuse and sex trafficking at the...
  • Targetting exploiters needed to combat prostitution, MP says

    01/07/2014 12:47:22 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 22 replies
    catholicregister.org ^ | January 7, 2013 | Deborah Gyapong
    OTTAWA - Conservative MP Joy Smith hopes to convince her colleagues on both sides of Parliament the so-called Nordic model is the best way to replace Canada’s prostitution laws. The Supreme Court of Canada on Dec. 20 struck down as unconstitutional the laws prohibiting communication for the purposes of prostitution, living on the avails and running a brothel, but stayed the decision for a year to give Parliament time to come up with a new law. The Nordic model, which was implemented in Sweden and Norway after both countries experimented with legalization of prostitution, targets the market for prostitution by...
  • Canadian bishops will continue to oppose prostitution despite ruling

    01/04/2014 11:21:25 AM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 20 replies
    catholicregister.org ^ | January 2, 2014 | Deborah Gyapong
    OTTAWA - Canada’s Catholic bishops will maintain their opposition to prostitution despite the Supreme Court of Canada’s Dec. 20 ruling striking down Canada’s prostitution laws. “The bishops of Canada and the CCCB will continue to teach Catholic values on the sacred role of sexuality in building a committed, loving relationship between husband and wife,” said Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops media relations director Rene Laprise in an e-mail. “As the Catechism of the Catholic Church explains (no. 2355), prostitution injures the human dignity of all those engaged in it. Furthermore, it reduces human persons to instruments of profit and sexual...
  • Saudi Sex Slave Convict Denied by Judge (with a twist) [ al-Turki : Colorado ]

    01/04/2014 9:09:51 AM PST · by george76 · 5 replies
    Shoebat Foundation ^ | January 4, 2014
    Homaidan al-Turki was convicted in 2006 on charges related to having an underage slave whom he sexually molested. Al-Turki resided in Colorado and his now serving out his prison sentence in that state. Since his conviction, there has been a very strong effort from Saudi Arabia to have him released. ... A judge has now ruled that al-Turki isn’t going anywhere (that is if you don’t count his being moved from a State Correctional facility to a federal one). ... al-Turki has never really been completely cleared in the murder of Executive Director for Colorado’s Department of Corrections. Clements was...
  • DHS Complicit In Drug Cartel Human Trafficking

    12/21/2013 7:55:52 AM PST · by raptor22 · 25 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | December 21, 2013 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Border: A federal judge finds that the Department of Homeland Security, instead of arresting cartel members and the clients who pay them to smuggle children into the U.S., helps the drug lords complete the transactions. Former DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano once proclaimed the U.S. border to be as secure as it has ever been. Yet her department has been found by Judge Andrew S. Hanen of the U.S. District Court of the Southern District of Texas to have actively undermined that security by enabling drug cartels engaged in the lucrative smuggling of children. The case before Judge Hanen — United...
  • CO Governor’s Attorney worked to free Saudi Convict

    11/06/2013 5:59:35 PM PST · by george76 · 9 replies
    Shoebat Foundation ^ | November 5, 2013 | Walid Shoebat
    The office of the Colorado Governor’s office, headed by Democrat John Hickenlooper, may be on the brink of a major scandal involving attempts to release a Saudi prisoner. Homaidan al-Turki was convicted in 2006 for keeping a sex slave locked up in his residence. He repeatedly molested her over a period of years. You might remember that earlier this year, the Executive Director for Colorado’s prisons, Tom Clements, denied a request to release al-Turki and have him sent back to Saudi Arabia. Eight days later, Clements was shot dead shortly after opening his front door on March 19, 2013. ......
  • Saudi Arabian sex offender, Homaidan al-Turki, wants out of prison in Arapahoe County ( CO )

    10/31/2013 7:35:20 AM PDT · by george76 · 26 replies
    A Saudi national, who is serving an eight-years-to-life sentence in Arapahoe County for repeatedly sexually assaulting his housekeeper, is seeking to spend the rest of his sentence in his native country. Homaidan al-Turki was convicted in 2006 of unlawful sexual contact by use of force, theft and extortion. Thursday, he is expected back in court for the continuation of a hearing that began last week. Defense attorneys say their client should have access to a sex offender treatment program that takes into account his religious and cultural beliefs and one that would be closer to his family. They say the...
  • Maria 'was groomed to be a child bride': Police claim girl found in gipsy camp .....

    10/25/2013 6:28:44 AM PDT · by dennisw · 14 replies
    DailyMail ^ | 23 October 2013 | By Ben Spencer
    Police now believe that Maria, who is thought to be four or five, was being prepared for marriage at the age of 12. Her pale skin, near-white hair and blue eyes would have made her a ‘prize bride’ among the gipsy community. She would have fetched Salis and Dimopoulou a large dowry, according to police sources. Officers investigating the case believe the prospect of a bridal pay-off is why Maria had not yet been sold. She was treated as an ‘investment’ to be nurtured and protected until she reached the traditional Roma ‘coming of age’ - usually at the age...
  • Underage Somalian girl trafficked to UK for organ harvesting: UK report

    10/23/2013 8:23:18 AM PDT · by topher · 18 replies
    LifeSiteNews.com ^ | Tue Oct 22, 2013 13:57 EST | by Hilary White
    LONDON, October 22, 2013 (LifeSiteNews.com) – An unnamed underage Somalian girl was brought by traffickers into Britain to be used as an unwilling “organ donor,” a report by the British government has revealed. But, as horrifying as the revelation is, Britain’s leading anti-child trafficking organization has speculated the problem may actually be more widespread than the report indicates. “Traffickers are exploiting the demand for organs and the vulnerability of children,” Bharti Patel, the chief executive of Ecpat UK, a charity that combats child trafficking, told the Daily Telegraph. “It’s unlikely that a trafficker is going to take this risk and...
  • Officials Discover Child Trafficked From Somalia to UK to Harvest Her Organs

    10/20/2013 3:27:33 PM PDT · by NYer · 23 replies
    Life News ^ | October 20, 2013 | Wesley J. Smith
    The first case of a child smuggled into the UK to be organ harvested has been uncovered. From the Telegraph story: The first case of a child being trafficked to Britain in order to have their organs harvested has been uncovered. The unnamed girl was brought to the UK from Somalia with the intention of removing her organs and selling them on to those desperate for a transplant.Child protection charities warned that the case was unlikely to be an isolated incident as traffickers were likely to have smuggled a group of children into the country. The buyers should be asked:...
  • Human Trafficking Charges Dropped Against Saudi Princess

    09/20/2013 2:09:51 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 9 replies
    NBCLA ^ | Friday, Sep 20, 2013 | | Jason Kandel and Lori Bentley
    An Orange County Superior Court judge dismissed the case against Meshael Alayban, 42, saying there was not enough evidence that she enslaved her maid in her Southern California condo. "Justice was done in this case," said her attorney Paul S. Meyer after Friday's court hearing in Santa Ana. "The princes is now and has always been innocent of human trafficking." Meyer said the case was a nightmare for an "exceptional" family in Saudi Arabia. "The dismissal today answers the prayers of 26 million people," Meyer said. "The princess is free. People have been praying for that."
  • Saudi prisoner moved to federal prison in Colo. ( Homaidan al-Turki )

    09/07/2013 7:55:50 AM PDT · by george76 · 25 replies
    Associated Press ^ | September 6, 2013 | COLLEEN SLEVIN
    Homaidan al-Turki had been held at the Limon Correctional Facility and was moved to the Federal Correctional Institution Englewood, a minimum security prison. ... Al-Turki's request to serve out his sentence in Saudi Arabia was denied in March by then prisons' chief Tom Clements. Clements was shot and killed the following week when he answered his front door.
  • Sheriff Joe Smashes Human Smuggling Cartel; Ring Leader Had Been Deported 8 Times

    08/17/2013 8:01:04 PM PDT · by montag813 · 17 replies
    Stand With Arizona ^ | 08-18-2013 | John Hill
    by John HillStand With arizonaMaricopa County, Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio and his deputies have smashed a human smuggling ring that has brought hundreds and perhaps thousands of illegal aliens in and through Arizona over the past 4 years. The daring raid comes amid concerns that a judge's ruling could curtail such enforcement actions in the future. The suspects are part of a multi-million dollar illegal alien smuggling ring. After a five month investigation, Maricopa detectives tracked the operation to a home outside Phoenix. That's where they found the ringleader, a man who'd already been deported eight times - That man...
  • Man Charged With Human Trafficking In Woodford County

    08/03/2013 3:10:44 PM PDT · by montag813 · 30 replies
    Lex 18 News ^ | Aug 2, 2013
    <p>Monster: Mexican national and illegal alien Separino Ponce-Nava attempted to sell his own 14-year old daughter to a 'frend' - reportedly allowing him to "try" her first.</p>
  • Illegal alien tries to sell his own daughter to a friend for $3,000

    08/03/2013 1:48:54 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 26 replies
    examiner.com ^ | August 2, 2013 | Dave Gibson
    On Tuesday, police in Versailles, Kentucky, arrested Separino Ponce-Nava, 36, after he reportedly attempted to sell his 14-year-old daughter to a friend. “According to court documents, on July 27 Ponce-Nava contacted Rufino Vazquez to negotiate the sale of his 14-year-old daughter for $2,900. Ponce-Nava originally asked $7,000 for his daughter, but the two friends negotiated the price down, according to court documents. The illegal alien reportedly allowed Vazquez a chance to rape the girl before he made a final decision on whether or not to "buy" her. Neighbors saw the victim running from an apartment, with Vazquez chasing after her....
  • Slavery in America, Saudi-Style

    07/19/2013 4:11:57 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 19, 2013 | Michelle Malkin
    Yes, there's a war on women in America. But it's not the phony "war" that tampon-hurling feminists are always shrieking about -- as they did last week in Texas to protest tougher regulations on dangerous late-term abortion clinics. No, I'm talking about a real war on women waged by Saudi royals and elites who've imported human trafficking and abuse of domestic workers onto U.S. soil. Meet Meshael Alayban of Saudi Arabia, wife of Abdulrahman bin Nasser bin Abdulaziz al-Saud. She apparently thought we Americans would look the other way at human trafficking and abuse of domestic workers -- you know,...
  • Tortured in the Sinai: 'I Was Hanged for Days' (Christians Tortured)

    07/10/2013 11:04:15 AM PDT · by SkyPilot · 6 replies
    CBN ^ | 11 July 13 | Chris Mitchell
    By Chris Mitchell, Middle Eastern Bureau Chief JERUSALEM, Israel -- From the West Coast of Africa to the deserts of Sinai, Bedouin tribes are conducting a human trafficking trade on a massive scale. It's no secret. The trade reaps millions of dollars and deals with human misery. It could be stopped but so far no one has dared. "By that time I had lost sense (sensation) in both my hands," an Eritrean torture victim told CBN News. "It was a result of the accumulated torture but mainly because (both) of my wrists were tied up so tightly, (and I was)...
  • Africa’s Sorrow, Obama’s Shame (Arab Slavery)

    07/09/2013 7:31:34 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 2 replies
    FrontPageMag.com ^ | July 08, 2013 | Stephen Brown
    It was another devastating blow for black Africa’s most powerless from the world’s most powerful black American. Like in his 2009 African visit when he visited a former European slave depot in Ghana, during his recently concluded 2013 African tour U.S. President Barack Obama again deemed that the defunct trans-Atlantic slave trade was the only past black African slavery worthy of his attention. While paying homage to the victims of the trans-Atlantic trade is obviously necessary for myriad reasons, the U.S. president failed once more not only to mention Africa’s other historical slave trade, Arab slavery, that also involved millions...
  • Drug Cartels Turn To Human Trafficking

    07/07/2013 5:55:14 AM PDT · by AtlasStalled · 5 replies
    Friends of Ours ^ | 07/07/13 | Friends of Ours
    Central American migrants who are lured by the U.S. open border policy are getting exploited by Mexican cartels which are expanding their rackets from the drug trade to human trafficking as reported by Isabella Cota for The Guardian: "'Why? Because a dose of drugs can be bought and consumed only once, but the same human being can be exploited in many forms over and over again throughout a lifetime,' says Marcela Chacón, Costa Rica's deputy minister of interior and police." Inexplicably, the so-called immigration reform bill proposed by U.S. lawmakers contains no provisions by which intelligence data could be obtained...
  • Obama’s ill-advised visit to Tanzania

    06/10/2013 12:18:08 AM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 12 replies
    Washington Post ^ | June 9, 2013 | By Dana Milbank
    When President Obama goes to Africa at month’s end, the first African American president will have a rare opportunity to spread U.S. values to that continent. It would be a shame if his trip instead validated slavery. By selecting Tanzania as one of the three countries that will receive a presidential visit on that trip, the Obama administration is honoring a government that has been in a multiyear diplomatic dispute with the United States over human trafficking. Specifically, a U.S. court in 2008 issued a $1 million judgment against a Tanzanian diplomat stationed in Washington because he and his wife held...
  • State Officials to Consider Release of Convicted Saudi Sex Offender, Again (Colorado)

    05/30/2013 7:44:15 AM PDT · by george76 · 6 replies
    Observer ^ | May 28, 2013
    Just days after announcing an order to block the execution of convicted killer Nathan Dunlap, Governor John Hickenlooper’s administration is once again courting controversy, this time in the form of convicted sex offender Homaidan al-Turki... Hickenlooper’s parole board will decide this week on whether or not to release al-Turki, a Saudi national who was originally sentenced to 28 years to life in 2006 for imprisoning and sexually abusing his housekeeper over a period of years in the basement of his Aurora home. ... federal and state officials are still investigating any ties between al-Turki, Evan Ebel and the white supremacist...
  • Kenyan Woman Claims She Was Kept as Domestic Slave for Months ( Saudi Arabia in Va )

    05/25/2013 6:49:34 PM PDT · by george76 · 21 replies
    News4 ^ | May 25, 2013 | By Jackie Bensen
    A 25-year-old Kenyan woman has come forward with allegations that she was kept as a domestic slave for three months by Saudi Arabian diplomats living in Northern Virginia. The allegations come to light two weeks after News4 first reported an investigation into possible human trafficking at a Saudi-owned compound in McLean, Va. The Kenyan woman -- who goes by the name Sheila -- said she was brought to the U.S. from Kenya by way of Saudi Arabia last summer, by people who forced her to work long hours each day, seven days a week, as a domestic worker. "I used...
  • Police: Irving Teen Drugged Classmate, forced her into prostitution

    05/14/2013 9:37:25 PM PDT · by GeronL · 31 replies
    Dallas Morning News ^ | 5/14/2013 | Tristan Hallman
    An Irving high school student drugged a 15-year-old classmate for several days and forced her to have sex with men who gave him drugs and money in exchange, police said Tuesday. Nimitz High School student Travis Lekas, 17, is also accused of trying to recruit other students from Nimitz and Bowie Middle School to engage in prostitution. Police said they are working to determine whether Lekas had other victims. Lekas, who was arrested at his home Monday, faces one count of human trafficking of a minor, one count of compelling prostitution and one count of sexual performance by a child....
  • Nigerian police rescue 17 pregnant girls from alleged ‘baby factory’

    05/10/2013 6:43:34 PM PDT · by Pan_Yan · 13 replies
    Global News ^ | 10 May 2013 | Nick Logan
    Nigerian police have rescued 17 pregnant teens from what’s being called a baby factory in the southeastern part of the country. Imo State Police revealed they are also arrested a 23-year-old man believe to have impregnated the girls. Police also rescued 11 babies and small children from the Ahamefula Motherless Babies Home, in the community of Umuaka. BBC reports police spokeswoman Joy Elomoko saying “The girls claimed they were fed once a day and were not allowed to leave the home.” Elomoko also told AFP their babies were going to be sold to “willing buyers.” According to BBC, Nigeria’s National...
  • Two women rescued from Saudi diplomat's home after it was raided for human trafficking

    05/03/2013 10:13:34 PM PDT · by LSUfan · 10 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 3 May 2013 | Martin Jay
    Two women have been rescued from a U.S. diplomatic mansion owned by Saudi Arabia amid concerns they were being kept as domestic slaves. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers raided the villa in McLean, Virginia - which is owned by the Saudi Armed Forces Office and believed to house its defence attaché - on Tuesday night and removed two workers from the Philippines who are suspected to have been the 'victims of domestic servitude'. One woman reportedly tried to flee by squeezing through a gap in the front gate as it was closing.
  • Two women rescued from Saudi diplomat's home after it was raided for human trafficking

    05/02/2013 5:34:58 PM PDT · by Uncle Chip · 18 replies
    The Daily Mail Online ^ | May 2, 2013 | Daily Mail Reporter
    Immigration officials are investigating a report of human trafficking at a home owned by Saudi Arabia in northern Virginia. Two women were rescued by Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers and spokesman Brandon Montgomery said the women - who are from the Philippines - were possible victims of domestic servitude. One woman reportedly tried to flee by squeezing through a gap in the front gate as it was closing. It is not yet clear if the women alerted authorities or if someone else called it in. Fairfax County police were called in to help. 'Homeland Security Investigations DC did encounter two...
  • Possible Human Trafficking Investigated at Saudi Diplomatic Compound in Virginia

    05/03/2013 7:45:45 AM PDT · by AuntB · 11 replies
    NBC ^ | May 3, 2013 | By Jackie Bensen and Richard Jordan
    McLean home owned by Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, real estate records say A case of "possible human trafficking" at a Saudi diplomatic compound in Virginia is under investigation, the Department of Homeland Security confirmed to News4. Homeland Security Special-Agent-in-Charge John Torres, who is leading the probe, said Fairfax County Police responded to a tip Tuesday night citing a possible case of modern slavery. U.S. Immigrations and Customs Enforcement/Homeland Security Investigations were called to a home in the 6000 block of Orris Street in McLean and -- in the words of a source familiar with the investigation -- "rescued" two women....
  • Saudi compound in Virginia investigated for human trafficking

    05/02/2013 10:47:21 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 19 replies
    washingtontimes.com ^ | 5/2/13 | Cheryl K. Chumley
    Federal authorities have launched an investigation into a Saudi Arabian compound in Northern Virginia over suspicions its residents may be engaging in human trafficking. Federal and local police responded to a call from a house in the D.C. suburb of McLean and found “two potential victims of trafficking” who hailed from the Philippines, Raw Story reported. One of the women tried to run. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement said the investigation could move sluggishly because of complications from diplomatic immunity rules.
  • Feds Investigating A Saudi Compound In Virginia For Possible Human Trafficking

    05/02/2013 10:27:53 AM PDT · by blam · 8 replies
    TBI ^ | 5-2-2013 | Rebecca Baird-Remba
    Feds Investigating A Saudi Compound In Virginia For Possible Human Trafficking Rebecca Baird-RembaMay 2, 2013Screenshot via NBC Washington Immigration officials rescued two women from this Saudi-owned home in McLean. Immigration officials are investigating a possible case of human trafficking at a home in McLean, Va., owned by the Saudi government, according to various media sources. Department of Homeland Security agents rescued two women, possible victims of domestic servitude, from a Saudi diplomatic compound early Wednesday morning, a local NBC affiliate reports. One woman tried to escape by "squeezing through a gap in the front gate as it was closing," according...
  • US: Women in NY, NJ forced into sex 25 times a day

    05/01/2013 6:14:16 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 24 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 1, 2013 9:01 PM EDT | Tom Hays
    Federal prosecutors have charged 13 people in a sex slave ring they say forced young Mexican women into prostitution in New York and New Jersey. The authorities say some of the women were delivered to farms in New Jersey, where each would have sex with up to 25 farm workers a day. They say others worked in brothels located in dingy apartments in poor neighborhoods. …
  • Demand for forced labor increasing in EU

    04/16/2013 6:08:03 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    EU Observer ^ | 15.04.13 @ 16:45 (April 15) | Honor Mahony
    The economic crisis is leading to a rise in the number of people being trafficked for sex, hard labor or organ donation, the EU commission said Monday (15 April,) but the vast majority of member states have failed to implement an anti-trafficking law. While the Czech Republic, Latvia, Finland, Hungary, Poland and Sweden have transposed the law, the remaining 21 member states—including Bulgaria and Romania, from where most of the victims come—have not. … EU home affairs commissioner Cecilia Malmström put the rise in numbers partly down to Europe’s economic crisis, which has seen public spending slashed and GDP slump...
  • Teenager exposes India's 'one month wives' sex tourism (ROP)

    04/14/2013 6:19:15 PM PDT · by Islander7 · 22 replies
    Telegraph ^ | April 14, 2013 | By Dean Nelson
    Campaigners for Muslim women's rights said while short term 'contract marriages' are illegal in India and forbidden in Islam, they are increasing in Hyderabad, in southern India, where wealthy foreigners, local agents and 'Qazis' – government-appointed Muslim priests – are exploiting poverty among the city's Muslim families.