It is World Day Against Trafficking In Persons, and ”trafficking” means slavery and involuntary servitude.
World Day Against Trafficking in Persons is about reaching every victim of trafficking and leaving no one behind. Learn the signs of human trafficking and what to do if you see them. Follow @DHSBlueCampaign for more resources. ⬇️https://t.co/we4S0l55Ck pic.twitter.com/G2aJgxCn1k— Homeland Security (@DHSgov) July 30, 2023
Mark Krikorian notes that you can’t stop this in the US without immigration enforcement:
The CIS.org press release says
Trafficking is the exploitation or enslavement of someone by force, fraud, or coercion, for labor, domestic servitude, or commercial sex. Human trafficking is a lucrative industry and is on the rise in the United States.
Current immigration policies are responsible for the loss of control of the southern border and for lax oversight of guestworker programs, both of which are major contributors to the human trafficking industry in the United States.
Forced labor trafficking is the most common form of trafficking that has a direct nexus to the Southern border crisis. The prospect of almost certain release after crossing the U.S. border illegally has enticed many thousands of migrants to sign up with traffickers, and many end up in debt bondage and exploitative labor situations that are difficult to escape.
It’s true that there’s both farm labor slavery and sex slavery on the Southern Border, see
What’s even more horrifying, in a way, is the legal immigrants (Filipino, Indian, and African) who import slaves to act as domestic servants.
I wrote up many examples of this in 2017, in The Immigrants Who Bring Their Slaves To America, And The Press That Doesn’t Want You To Know.
It was inspired by a story in the Atlantic—the most read of 2017—https://twitter.com/hilmarschmundt/status/943140324259401728?s=20by a Filipino-American whose family had had a Filipino slave live with them for 56 years:
What was the most read article online, according to Chartbeat? What was the story about that accumulated a total of 110 years of reading time? Cat content? Rape? Slavery in America?https://t.co/tr8uEYtvW6 Read it here: https://t.co/eGEj3xLWI3 pic.twitter.com/QRsWvmBOZY— Hilmar Schmundt (@hilmarschmundt) December 19, 2017
It was written by a man named Alex Tizon, and he arranged to have it published only after his own death, because it’s disgraceful, but the point is that it’s a case of immigrants enslaving other immigrants because it’s part of their culture—as it very much isn’t in America.
And there are many such cases. When they’re discovered and reported in the press, the word "immigrant" will only be used in referring to the victim, of course.