The problem with trying to address human trafficking in our own country is that

The problem with trying to address human trafficking

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other members of the family have money to eat and live. The problem with trying to address human trafficking in our own country is that sometimes we are finding that even people of authority they were are supposed to trust are the ones involved in human and sex trafficking. Just this last year in Florida, 277 people were arrested for being involved in a human trafficking and online prostitution ring. Among those 277 people arresting some were doctors and police officers (King, 2017). One of these doctors was even a pediatrician. Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd said that a sting they called the “Operation No Trick, No Treats” went from October 10 through October 16, 2017 and one of their own sheriffs was arrested
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in the sting (King, 2017). That is a lot of people off the street now that took part in a huge trafficking and prostitution ring. We are taught from a young age that our doctors and police officers are the ones we can turn to if we are in trouble. So, when these are the people who are involved in these things, how are we to know where to turn? Harsh punishment need to be handed down for these people so that others can start to understand that trafficking in humans is a very serious problem. Trafficking of migrants has grown over the years. Immigrants are smuggled and let to believe that they are being taken to the United States to become free when in actuality many of them are forced into slave labor. The people trying to flee bad conditions for a better life are a very easy target. In these poor
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