Thousands upon thousands of illegal migrants are flooding across the U.S.’s wide open southern border with Mexico every day. Among them are hundreds of kids, including very young children, many of them unaccompanied by any adult. Their parents have handed them over to the cartel coyotes to be moved north across the U.S.-Mexico border, in a bid to establish a kind of “anchor” inside the U.S., from which they themselves hope one day to benefit.
Sen. Ted Cruz was recently again on that border, talking about the “narco slave trade” that traps so many of these children into gangs and sex slavery. We need to understand that every single illegal migrant moved northward and across that border by the Mexican cartels is charged thousands of dollars – which, of course, poor migrants do not have.
So, the older boys often wind up coerced into working for gangs like MS-13 or the cartels themselves. These gangs and cartels make literally billions of dollars from trafficking fentanyl, methamphetamines, and other drugs (much of it sourced to Communist China) in virtually every city, town, and community in the Lower 48 states of America.
The girls and younger boys face an even more horrific fate: to pay off their debts to the cartels, they are sold into sex slavery. In America. Little captive kids – boys and girls – as young as 5, 6, or 7 years old are sold up to 20 times per day – or even more – to be savagely raped over and over and over again. The rapes are often videotaped, to be sold over the Internet as online pornography, to make even more profit for the gangs and cartels.
This is a massive invasion, unchecked by the Department of Homeland Security, whose Director Alejandro Mayorkas falsely insists that the border is “secure”. That invasion is spreading illegal aliens, criminals, terrorists, and deadly drugs across America – with their transportation and abundant benefits paid for by us, the American taxpayers. But the sex trafficking of little children has to be the most awful and heartbreaking outcome of all of it.
The Biden administration, by refusing to secure that border, is knowingly and deliberately complicit in that depraved criminality. It must be stopped.
This column was originally published at Defend the Border & Save Lives
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