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.

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...
WASHINGTON – Flanked by law enforcement, social service professionals and advocates fighting the sex trafficking of minors, U.S. Senators John Cornyn (R-Texas) and Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) introduced legislation today to put an...
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...
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Human Trafficking and Sex Slavery are the hidden issues of our broken immigration system.  Women and underaged girls forced to perform sexual acts to pay of the debt to their human trafficking smugglers or the debt of their...
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Houston and Harris County have become one of the leading markets for sex slavery and human trafficking. The problem is so expansive it even encompasses the Super Bowl (see below). Asian and Latino massage parlors pop up...

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