Human Trafficking

Texas is a hub for international human trafficking because of its many busy interstate highways, international airports, countless bus stations, the shipping commerce through the Gulf of Mexico, and its shared border with Mexico.

On the right we hear, "The border must be secured" and on the left we hear, "We must fix our broken immigration system". Both sides are right, but for a wide variety of reasons both are wrong if they will not look at the...
Representatives Ted Poe (R-TX), Carolyn Maloney (D-NY), Kay Granger (R-TX), Rick Nolan (D-MN), and Candice Miller (R-MI) along with Senators John Cornyn (R-TX), Ron Wyden (D-OR), Mark Kirk (R-IL) and Amy Klobuchar (D-MN)...
MADISONVILLE – A Madison County jury sentenced defendant Jennifer Nicole Kelly, 33, of Madisonville, to prison for operating a human trafficking and prostitution ring in Madisonville.In April, the defendant was indicted for...
The Texas Patriots PAC, located in The Woodlands, Texas, recently hosted an evening with Heritage Foundation President and former U.S. Senator Jim DeMint. He spoke to the group about the current federal government shutdown...
The issue of human trafficking has been the focus of committees and community advocacy organizations in Houston for the last decade. But little gets done (at least inside City limits) to tackle what many feel is the most...
Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott today addressed the Texas Human Trafficking Prevention Task Force and issued the following statement about a new resource developed by the Attorney General’s Office and the task force to...
A shocking press release from the U.S. Attorney’s Office of Portland, Oregon reveals that hundreds of American children are being sex-trafficked in that city alone. A reported 469 children were verified as victims of sex-...
Two child sex slavery investigations from across the US led to justice served in the past few days, due in large part to the work of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). Each case involved one or more children who were...
Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott has called the Super Bowl "the single largest human trafficking incident in the United States." According to Forbes Magazine, the Super Bowl held in Miami, Florida in 2010 saw an...
updates:Outrage Growing over Obama Cutting Homeland Security U.S. Border Air Defense System (TARS)White House Petition Asks Obama Not to Shut Down TARS Air Defense System on Southern Border  Call your Congressmen...
Houston, Texas has long been regarded as the nation's hub of human trafficking. Police organizations across the county have long been engaged in a variety of efforts to fight human trafficking in Harris County. Now, it seems...
Note: The sixth paragraph of this article as been updated to correct an error. The original article stated Smitherman had received an "A" rating from the NRA. It is, in fact, an "A+" rating. The author apologizes...
In my former life, I was a criminal court judge for 22 years and spent 8 years as a prosecutor in Texas. Child abusers are the worst criminals in our society. But too often the justice system ignores the victim. So...
The National Border Patrol Council has come forward to reveal to the American public once again management practices that could be risking the lives of Americans -- and the lives of illegal immigrants.Shawn Moran, Vice...
Human trafficking is a horrible problem in this country. As we have reported many times on TexasGOPVote, Texas is one of the worst places for this issue, and Houston is frequently recognized as the national hub for human...
A body believed to be that of a Honduran national killed by Mexican drug cartel violence was seen floating in the Rio Grande river as a congressional delegation focused on border security matters visited the Texas/Mexico...
Mexican troops have rescued 165 people who were purchased and kept as slaves by a Mexican drug cartel. The adults, children, and pregnant women had been kept in Mexico less than one mile from the U.S. border.The 165 people...
Harris County Precinct 4 Constable Ron Hickman will speak to the Texas Tea Party Republican Women's Club (TTPRW) tomorrow night about the huge problem of human trafficking and sexual slavery that is rampant in the Houston...
Outrage is growing over news that Obama’s military cuts are going to impact our own homeland security by forcing the Air Force to close a vital air defense system along the ENTIRE southern border of the United States from...
Immigration Reform should be viewed as a matter of national security and not social engineering. Currently our immigration system is more about family reunification than it is about ecomomic needs and national security. In...

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