Children are often targeted by human traffickers and the cartel because they are vulnerable and can be easily manipulated. They are often sexually exploited and face other forms of abuse. We have real life examples of rape trees, where little girls panties and adult women panties are hung as a prize. A friend of mine who reports on the border saw a child no older than 12 being raped. He begged border patrol to do something. They told him they could not because he was raping her on the wrong side of the border. All he could do is scream stop in Spanish as the abuse happened. The monster who committed this atrocity did this as a show of force. “You cannot do anything to me” was the message he sent as he slung this little child over his shoulders and took her off after the abuse had occured. Children who are trafficked for sexual exploitation are at a higher risk of contracting sexually transmitted infections, including HIV. They also often experience physical and emotional trauma that can have long-term effects on their mental and physical health.
It is important to note that a wall alone would not be enough to protect children from human trafficking. A comprehensive approach is needed to combat this issue, including increased awareness and education, and improved border enforcement.
For example, border security officials could be trained to recognize the signs of human trafficking and to identify potential victims when children do cross the border. Law enforcement agencies could be better equipped to investigate and prosecute traffickers.
Additionally, securing our border would deter families from attempting to illegally cross, thus keeping these children home, and safe from these criminal opportunists who do not value even the life of a child.
It’s important to note that organ harvesting is also a real problem on the southern border. It’s not clear how widespread this issue is. However, it’s known that vulnerable people, including children, are targeted by criminal organizations for organ harvesting. Children may be particularly vulnerable due to their lack of ability to defend themselves.
In some cases, children may be kidnapped, taken by force, or given up by the parents to the coyotes or cartels in trade for crossing the border with help. These children are then transported across the border where they are sold to traffickers or criminal organizations. These children are forced to work in dangerous conditions in the sex trade. Some may even be killed for their organs.
A wall on the southern border could potentially help to protect children by making it more difficult for traffickers and criminal organizations to transport them across the border. A physical barrier and empowered border patrol agents would force these groups to use official ports of entry, where they would be more likely to be caught by border security officials. Additionally, a wall would make it more difficult for traffickers to sneak across the border undetected, which would make it harder for them to transport their victims.
In conclusion, the issue of organ harvesting, child sex trafficking (especially of children), and other crimes committed by coyotes and cartels against children crossing the border is a serious one. We need to do everything we can to make it as difficult as possible for traffickers to transport children across the border. A physical barrier as well and an empowered border patrol would force traffickers to use official ports of entry, where they would be more likely to be caught by border security officials. Additionally, a wall would make it more difficult for traffickers to sneak across the border undetected, which would make it harder for them to transport their victims.