Human trafficking not just in large cities

Many people think of slavery a thing of the past, but it is a present problem. 

Human trafficking occurs all the time in America and most people don't even realize it.

It's a much bigger problem than any of us understand because it's not open and visible. This is hidden in the shadows, but it's very real. This is considered America’s dirty little secret. 

Human trafficking, especially when it comes to young girls, has become big business in America - the fastest growing business in organized crime and the second most-lucrative commodity traded illegally after drugs and guns. 

The Super Bowl is considered the single largest human trafficking incident in the United States. Many are brought to the U.S. thinking they will get a good job to help their family. Instead they end up completely opposite of that and their dreams and their futures completely destroyed.

Some of these children are forcefully abducted, others are runaways and still others are sold into the system. This is not a problem found only in big cities. It’s happening everywhere - in suburbs, cities and towns across the nation. Just think, human beings are trafficked for the sole purpose of being exploited for financial gain. This alone should make everyone in the civilized world sit up and take notice. 

We need to shed light on this moral depravity. These innocent people need our help. Get involved with churches, ministries, and other organizations that are making an impact in helping people who are being trafficked.

Ken Blinco,

Portland

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