Immigration

Immigration is the process of moving to and settling in a country other than the one in which a person was born. This can be done for a variety of reasons, such as to seek better economic opportunities, to escape persecution or conflict, to reunite with family members, or for personal fulfillment.

Immigrants are people who have moved to a new country and are in the process of becoming legal residents or citizens. This process can involve applying for visas, undergoing background checks and health screenings, and meeting certain requirements, such as learning the language and culture of the new country.

Immigration can have both positive and negative effects on a country. On the positive side, it can bring new ideas, talents, and diversity to a society, and can help to stimulate the economy by providing a source of labor and entrepreneurship. On the negative side, it can strain public resources and services, and can lead to conflicts over cultural differences and integration.

Overall, immigration is a complex and controversial issue that has important social, economic, and political implications.

Human trafficking victim recounts horrors of life at the mercy of criminals | Fox News
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Human trafficking victim recounts horrors of life at the mercy of criminals | Fox News

EAGLE PASS, Texas – Karla Jacinto estimates she has been raped more than 40,000 times. A victim of human trafficking, she was forced to have sex between 30 and 40 times per day from the ages of 12 to 16 years old. “It was always [an] apology after a beating, after the massacre on the…

UN Detects Fewer Persons Trafficked, According to New Report – The Epoch Times
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UN Detects Fewer Persons Trafficked, According to New Report – The Epoch Times

According to the United Nations Global Report on Trafficking in Persons for 2022, the number of people detected as trafficked dropped by 11 percent last year. While this is the first decline in 20 years, one of the report’s authors said it isn’t necessarily a cause for celebration. “We have not really seen a decrease…

The 28 million people trapped in human trafficking deserve action from Congress
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The 28 million people trapped in human trafficking deserve action from Congress

Neuroscience has confirmed what most of us already know — humans are terrible at understanding big numbers. This limitation likely contributed to challenges in how the American public perceived and grappled with COVID. Two neuroscientists explained it this way, “Numbers are a useful, clear and efficient way to summarize [harms], but … the brain simply…

Human trafficking is a major problem in New Jersey (L.A. PARKER COLUMN)
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Human trafficking is a major problem in New Jersey (L.A. PARKER COLUMN)

Trenton, we have a sex trafficking and slave problem. In the Summer of 2022, rumors spread through Trenton that young Latina women were being snatched off local streets and pressed into the city’s sex trade business. Lured into houses and expecting a “party”, some girls ended up as the party. While those stories persisted, New…

DHS Helped 765 Human Trafficking Victims in 2022, Made Thousands of Trafficking Arrests
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DHS Helped 765 Human Trafficking Victims in 2022, Made Thousands of Trafficking Arrests

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) today released the second Center for Countering Human Trafficking (CCHT) Annual Report, outlining the Department’s achievements in combatting human trafficking during the previous fiscal year (FY). As a global leader in the fight against human trafficking, DHS works to end sex trafficking and forced labor through a wide range of…

Federal government investigating possible human trafficking of children who cleaned slaughterhouses
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Federal government investigating possible human trafficking of children who cleaned slaughterhouses

Federal investigators are looking into whether 50 children — some as young as 13 — who were allegedly illegally employed cleaning Midwestern slaughterhouses were victims of labor trafficking, three officials from the Department of Homeland Security told NBC News. Homeland Security Investigations agents have interviewed children who worked cleaning a JBS Foods slaughterhouse in Grand…

US Office For Victims Of Crime Celebrates 20 years of Anti-Trafficking Programs
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US Office For Victims Of Crime Celebrates 20 years of Anti-Trafficking Programs

To mark National Human Trafficking Prevention Month, the U.S. Office For Victims Of Crime (OVC) celebrated the 20th Anniversary of its Anti-Trafficking Programs on Thursday. The event highlighted the theme of Collaboration, Transformation, and Impact and how necessary grant funding has been for fighting human trafficking. “We will continue to bring the full force of…

Lawmakers want investigation, hearings into 'Wild West' of California cannabis and farm work
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Lawmakers want investigation, hearings into 'Wild West' of California cannabis and farm work

California lawmakers are calling for a sweeping investigation into corruption in the state’s cannabis industry, legislative hearings on the exploitation of farmworkers and new laws to thwart labor trafficking in response to revelations of rampant abuses and worker deaths in a multibillion-dollar market that has become increasingly unmanageable. The proposals follow a series of Times…

Taxi driver found guilty for his role using trucks to smuggle Vietnamese migrants to the UK
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Taxi driver found guilty for his role using trucks to smuggle Vietnamese migrants to the UK

A taxi driver and another man have been convicted for their roles in a major conspiracy to smuggle Vietnamese migrants into the UK in the back of lorries. The crossings, which happened in August and September 2020, were orchestrated by Hai Xuan Le, 33, a Vietnamese national based in Birmingham. Phone evidence produced by the…

January is Human Trafficking Awareness Month – Newberry Observer
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January is Human Trafficking Awareness Month – Newberry Observer

January is recognized as slavery and national human trafficking awareness month. Despite the emphasis on national awareness and that slavery was officially abolished in 1865, via the passage of the 13th Amendment, many Americans are often unaware of what it is and are shocked to find that human trafficking, also known as modern-day slavery, is…