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.

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...
The Senate passed the Child Protection Act of 2012, introduced in the Senate by U.S. Senators John Cornyn (R-Texas) and Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.). The bipartisan legislation seeks to protect young...
Brandon Darby has hit the national scene (again). This time, Darby has come out swinging (on TownHall.com) at Eric Holder's Department of Justice with proof that the DOJ has covered up multiple cases of Child Sex Trafficking...
Today I spoke on the Senate floor on my Justice for Victims Amendment, co-sponsored by Sens. Kirk (R-IL), Vitter (R-LA) and Bennet (D-CO).
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Dear Friends and Neighbors,I wanted to take this opportunity to let you know about some of the things that have been going on during the interim in our community and across our great state of Texas.Appropriations...
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...
Nearly two years after U.S. Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry was murdered by a gang of Mexican thugs in the desert night of southeastern Arizona, the federal government has finally secured a conviction.
Today, I introduced legislation to protect children from sexual exploitation. The Child Protection Act of 2012 (H.R. 6063) increases penalties for the possession of child pornography, raises funding and resources for the...
AUSTIN, TX- The message couldn't have been clearer at the Texas Senate Transportation and Homeland Security Committee meeting Thursday morning. In order to secure the border, the federal government must establish a system...
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Just before last year's Super Bowl in Arlington, Texas, I posted an article relating to human trafficking, sex slavery and how those things connected to the Super Bowl. The Texas Attorney General, Greg Abbott, had weighed in...

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