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  1. I have a question but it has to do with human trafficking since half of those slaves are children under the age of 18 (according to the FBI). How about those children getting that backpack full of cash so they can escape the life of slavery, but maybe because many of them were smuggled and forced into the states illegally against their will, that would be exempt those children from getting that backpack full of cash because that would mean their slave owner would lose the profits to be made from that child.

    Estimates are that about half of the 50,000 slaves annually smuggled into the U.S. are under the age of 18.

    “trafficking has been defined most often as the trade in women and children for prostitution or other”

    “The U.S. State Department has estimated that approximately 600,000 to 800,000 victims are trafficked annually across international borders worldwide and approximately half of these victims are younger than age 18. … Initial estimates cited in the TVPA suggested that approximately 50,000 individuals were trafficked into the United States each year.”

    http://aspe.hhs.gov/hsp/07/humantrafficking/litrev/#What

    https://www.fbi.gov/houston/press-releases/2014/texans-unite-against-human-trafficking-local-state-and-federal-agencies-launch-statewide-campaign

  2. Edushyster, this post is brilliant (not that your others aren’t, but this is, truly, a backpack full of information–news we can use). Thanks!

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