I’m voting for Donald Trump.
According to the pundit class, that makes me a traitor. Fine, I’ll take it.
I honestly don’t care about Trump. I also don’t care about the army of would-be politicians who claim to have our best interest in mind. There are very few, if any, white knights in politics these days. I could give you a dozen examples of presidents/politicians who possess the same moral turpitude of Trump, they’re just seasoned politicians who don’t show it.
Dennis Hastert anyone?
Back to my point.
While #BlackLivesMatter rant and rave about oppression or whatever (despite statistics to the opposite), there’s a very real, and very disturbing underworld that is infesting America. This underworld doesn’t touch many of our white picket fence lifestyles.
While our heads are glued to our smartphones in an effort to catch some imaginary pigfish, there are people in this country—mostly women and children—who are sleeping on concrete floors, eating dog food for dinner, and wondering if they are going to be forced to sell their bodies to help line the pockets of their coyotes/pimps/drug kingpins.
These are the most innocent of people. They’re being taken advantage of in a foreign country, who are unable to ask for, who are afraid, who are alone.
None of us know this world. Don’t even pretend.
Trump is the only candidate who wants to deal with illegal immigration by building a wall and strengthening border security.
Hillary and Johnson want to do their very best impressions of World War II France by waving the white flag and allowing this callous practice and barbaric culture to invade our nation. Because racism or something.
Remember when Trump said there are rapists being sent to America through the border? Yes, despite the politically correct media who vomit racism from their communications major mouths, it happens. Every day.
One would ask, “What does a porous border have to do with sex trafficking and raping?”
It just proves my point about our white picket fence lifestyle. We remain ignorant.
According to the US Section of the 2016 TIP, the United States is a source, transit, and destination country for men, women, and children— both U.S. citizens and foreign nationals—subjected to sex trafficking and forced labor. One of the top 3 countries of where victims originate? Mexico. Previous years include Honduras, El Salvador, and Guatemala.
You want to see something scary? Look at the lax laws in Honduras and how many children are sold into sex slavery, labor, or for organ harvesting.
The porous border invites human trafficking. The coyotes and drug cartels (Los Zetas, et al.) exploit this.
There is no arguing this issue.
According to the U.S. State Dept., approximately 15,000 to 18,000 people are trafficked across the United States border every year. Some estimates have the number of unaccompanied minor women upwards of 70,000. The amount has surged by 77% this year alone. Maybe it has something to do with the promises of amnesty.
The vast majority of these victims are women from Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador. They’re not very educated, and frankly, they’re easy to manipulate because of the language barrier. No, they’re not just Mexican, as a large contingent are from Central and South America.
Most start by crossing the southern border of Mexico. They’re immediately whisked away to a stash house where they await their transport up north in hopes of finding a new life in the United States.
This is when their nightmare truly begins…
They’re usually raped regardless of their age. This process continues from stash house to stash house, sometimes enduring three to four nights of sexual exploitation, until they find their way to a U.S. border town. Then the cartel decides if they’re going to keep the girl for prostitution or release them to coyote.
80% of women trafficked across the US Border through Mexico are victims of sexual assault.
Then the coyotes have their turn…
This is where the term “rape tree” originates. According to a 2009 article from Latina.com, “a new method of marking territory has crossed over into the United States. “Rape trees” are popping up in Southern Arizona and their significance is horrific. These “rape trees” are places where cartel members and coyotes rape female border crossers and hang their clothes, specifically undergarments, to mark their conquest.”
A 2012 US News Report article states symbols like the rape tree serve as a reminder to volunteers or anyone passing through of the escalating brutality “coyotes” are using to control immigrants they lead through this land. The tree is a trafficker’s way of asserting power.
Some of these girls don’t make it. In 2012 alone, 463 bodies were found. We can only imagine the horrors the exploited experience, the terror they feel when they’re abandoned because they’re too weak to make it, a drain on the coyote’s resources.
Part of me thinks they get off easy compared to those who are kept under the cartel’s watchful eyes.
San Diego is a perfect example of the type of vile behavior that occurs with sex trafficking. A 2003 study titled The Sex Trafficking of Children in San Diego details the horrors the immigrant children face. Over a ten-year period, hundreds of girls from 12 to 18 from rural Mexico were trafficked across the border into San Diego where cartels control over 50 brothels. Trafficked girls are subsequently sold to migrant farmers and US tourists. Some of these children have younger children of their own, who were held hostage so their mothers wouldn’t try to escape. Hundreds of migrant farm workers were transported to these brothels each day where they would have their way with these children.
A physician who tended to the migrant farmers visited one of these brothels/camps, where he witnessed children who were 9 or 10 being exploited for sex. He even mentioned watching 35 men rape a single female within an hour.
I could go on and on.
The only candidate who has even remotely talked about this is Donald Trump. Not Hillary. Not Johnson. Not Stein. Donald.
Regardless of your opinion about his brash attitude, his small hands, or whatever self-righteous explanation you want to come up with, his plan will help innocents.
We need to turn the tide on this epidemic. A porous border and promises of amnesty are only encouraging this behavior.
Don’t take my word for it. There’s plenty of research out there.
I’m voting with my conscience, and my conscience is telling me that it’s time to put a stop to illegal immigration and thereby curb the burgeoning tide of human trafficking in America. It won’t solve the issue entirely, but it’s a start.