Arizona

The “Grand Canyon State,” Arizona, was the 48th state to join the U.S. in 1912– the last of 48 contiguous (connected) states to join the Union. The state’s name comes from arizonac, from two Papago Indian words meaning “place of the young spring.” Arizona has a very dry climate and is known for its cactus plants. In fact, the state flower is the saguaro cactus blossom.

Rotarians hear presentation on human sex and labor trafficking – YourValley.net
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Rotarians hear presentation on human sex and labor trafficking – YourValley.net

Valerie Carter The Sun City West Rotary Club hosted Tiffany Lam Mendoza, Community Affairs Coordinator with the  Maricopa County District Attorney’s office, as she spoke about the problem of human sex and labor trafficking in Arizona. Some key information from her speech brought more focus on this growing problem: Average age of trafficked victims is…

Human Smuggler Sentenced Following Migrant Death
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Human Smuggler Sentenced Following Migrant Death

MIDLAND, Texas – A Guatemalan national man was sentenced Wednesday to 10 years in prison for immigration crimes. According to court documents, Mario Rigoberto Diego-Esteban, aka “Lentes,” 26, was sentenced following his guilty plea to one count of illegal re-entry after deportation and one count of transporting undocumented migrants for commercial advantage and private financial…

Four States Vote to Ban Prison Labor and the “Slavery Loophole”
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Four States Vote to Ban Prison Labor and the “Slavery Loophole”

In the lead up to the election, pundits strained themselves bending over backwards to claim that Democrats’ focus on so-called “social issues” leaves them out of touch from the everyday concerns “ordinary” people deal with. But surprise: The results of the 2022 midterms prove otherwise. All five states with abortion on the ballot—California, Michigan, Vermont,…

Prison-Labor Bans Are About Unions More Than ‘Slavery’
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Prison-Labor Bans Are About Unions More Than ‘Slavery’

What I learned working in the correctional kitchen for 75 cents a day. I worked in York Correctional Institution’s kitchen for five years. I earned 75 cents a day for the first year, then got a raise to $1.75 a day. That job is the reason I’m alive. The work was menial, but it provided…

A look inside the North Texas safe house for male sex trafficking victims, the first in the country
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A look inside the North Texas safe house for male sex trafficking victims, the first in the country

Chapter 1: ‘There are others’ “It happens more than often.” He’s sitting on a stool, tapping his fingers on his knee. He’s asked not to be identified, but he wants to tell his story.    He’s 27 and has been living at Bob’s House of Hope for a few months. “It really allows you to…

Forget drugs. Mexican cartels make more cash trafficking PEOPLE
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Forget drugs. Mexican cartels make more cash trafficking PEOPLE

Forget drugs. Mexico’s cartels make more money trafficking PEOPLE across the border nowadays, using debt bondage to earn $13 billion from migrants’ earnings long after they enter the US, warns Texas ex-lawman Mexican gangs have undergone a ‘tectonic shift’ in operations, says Jaeson Jones Thanks to lax US border security, there’s more money to be made…

Nobody is Safe. Human Trafficking | TikTalk on Creative Society Show
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Nobody is Safe. Human Trafficking | TikTalk on Creative Society Show

We’ll learn from Billy Joe how he maintains his courage and at the same time continues moving forward when he immerses into the worst evils of our society. YouTube Description 💬 “So one of the problems with trafficking is that people are not taught anything about trafficking in their normal life. They’re not taught anything…

'Real People That We Care About Are Being Exploited' – POLITICO
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'Real People That We Care About Are Being Exploited' – POLITICO

MEDFORD, ORE. — Early on a warm August morning in 2021 — as helicopters and drones hovered overhead — three women huddled under a sheet of plastic in a southern Oregon greenhouse. Outside, state, federal and county law enforcement were raiding the massive unlicensed cannabis farm where the women had worked for two months. Officers…