Monday, February 11, 2008

I am no to traffic!


The trafficking of human beings is the recruitment, transportation, harboring, or receipt of people for the purpose of exploitation. It is estimated to be a $5 to $9 billion-a-year industry.

Exploitation includes forcing people into prostitution or other forms of sexual exploitation, forced labor or services, slavery or practices similar to slavery. Once the victim is already in America they are forced to do what their captors want them to do.

The trafficking victim is enslaved, or the terms of their debt bondage are fraudulent or highly exploitative. The trafficker takes away the basic human rights of the victim. The victims doesn't have any choice, if they don't do what these people want them to do, then their life is threathend or their family's life back home.

Most of the victims are tricked and lured by false promises. They are even physically forced. Some traffickers use coercive and manipulative tactics including deception, intimidation, feigned love, isolation, threat and use of physical force, debt bondage, other abuse, or even force-feeding with drugs to control their victims.

To be continued...

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