curt's going to be tickled pink! In addition to the rape trees, there's this. Welcoming them in to the good old US of A! Oh, this is directly related to pedojoe and Mayorkas(See the second cite of the post).
Mayorkas told USBP to ease up on checking large employers for fraud and abuses in the system (Ibid.)
Sen. Josh Hawley (R-MO) blasted Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas during a public hearing on Capitol Hill and accused the Biden administration official of implementing policies that caused “modern-day indentured servitude of minor children” within the United States.
Hawley cited two New York Times reports from February and April that stated 85,000 unaccompanied children who had crossed the border illegally and were taken into custody during the Biden administration had been released to fake adult sponsors who forced them into horrific living situations.
“In 2021, you made the decision to change Title 42 to allow unaccompanied children to come into the United States and then to be sent into the interior of the country," Hawley said. "Under the last administration, children were reunited with their families in their home country. You changed that, and as soon as you changed it, the numbers exploded.”Italics
Feds bust ‘modern-day slavery’ ring amid new immigration enforcement effort
Two dozen people were indicted in Georgia last month on charges of smuggling Mexican and Central American immigrants to the United States and forcing them to live in camps and work on farms in the state in what authorities say was an illegal enterprise akin to “modern-day slavery.”
The collaborators of the ring are accused of taking advantage of and defrauding the federal visa program for guest farmworkers, known as H-2A, to bring immigrant workers from Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras and other countries to the United States.
At least two workers died under the working conditions, another was repeatedly raped, while others were kidnapped and threatened with death, according to the allegations in the indictment. Workers were also forced to work at gunpoint, the court documents say, earning 20 cents for each bucket of onions they dug up with their hands. Some were sold to farms in other states.
The defendants face charges that can carry up to a life sentence.
In October, Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas issued a memo directing immigration authorities to cease the massive worksite raids that were used as an enforcement tactic under then-President Donald Trump.
Mayorkas said the tactic, which led to the arrests of sometimes hundreds of unauthorized immigrants, was not focused on “exploitative employers.”
This operation illustrates ICE's effort to further focus on aiding immigrant victims and cracking down on employers who take advantage of visa programs and unauthorized workers, said two ICE officials who are familiar with the case and the shift in priorities and who asked not to be identified because they were not permitted to speak publicly.
This is a UN report that covers the global rings and issues. Just an FYSA.
Migrants and their Vulnerability to Human Trafficking, Modern Slavery and Forced Labour
The report explores various sites of vulnerability where migrants are particularly susceptible to human trafficking, forced labour and modern slavery. These include private dwellings, border crossings, irregular migration routes and conflict zones. The report illustrates that migrants are most vulnerable to exploitation in situations where the authority of the State and society are unable to protect them. It also analyses the characteristics of victims that are thought to contribute to their vulnerability. In addition, the study explains some characteristics of offenders, including worldviews that allow them to rationalize the exploitation of others. Lastly, the study looks at examples of enabling environments or contexts, such as restrictive immigration policies, that engender or exacerbate vulnerability.
Prepared for the Alliance 8.7 Action Group on Migration, the report examines the recent research literature through a crime prevention lens in order to identify a set of salient features that can help understand the relevant connections between migration and vulnerability to forced labour, human trafficking and modern slavery.