Did the Obama Administration Assist Human Trafficking?

human trafficking arrests since 2010

Federal Judge: The Obama Administration Aids and Abets Human Trafficking

Hans A. von Spakovsky
Dec 20th, 2013

A federal judge in Texas has issued a searing indictment of the Obama administration’s immigration policy. He accuses the government of “completing the criminal mission” of human traffickers “who are violating the border security of the United States” and assisting a “criminal conspiracy in achieving its illegal goals.” The judge calls the administration’s behavior “dangerous and unconscionable” and says that “DHS should cease telling the citizens of the United States that it is enforcing our border security laws because it is clearly not. Even worse, it is helping those who violate these laws.”

On December 13, federal district court Judge Andrew S. Hanen of Brownsville, Texas, issued his order in U.S. v. Nava-Martinez. It described in shocking detail the malfeasance of the government. Mirtha Veronica Nava-Martinez, an admitted human trafficker and resident alien, pleaded guilty to attempting to smuggle a ten-year-old El Salvadoran girl into the U.S. This was Nava-Martinez’s second felony offense; she was convicted of food-stamp fraud in 2011. She was caught at the Brownsville & Matamoros Bridge checkpoint in Texas, after being hired by “persons unknown” to smuggle the girl into the U.S. The girl’s mother, Patricia Elizabeth Salmeron Santos, is an illegal alien living in Virginia. She had solicited the unknown smugglers to get her daughter from El Salvador to the U.S. for the agreed-upon price of $8,500.

As Judge Hanen pointed out, the human-trafficking conspiracy instigated by Salmeron Santos was interrupted when Nava-Martinez was arrested, but the “goal of the conspiracy was successfully completed thanks to the actions of the United States.” Hanen expressed grave concern over the “apparent policy of [DHS] of completing the criminal mission of individuals who are violating the border security of the United States.”

Read More: https://www.heritage.org/immigration/commentary/federal-judge-the-obama-administration-aids-and-abets-human-trafficking

Obama administration placed children with human traffickers, report says

January 28, 2016

The Obama administration failed to protect thousands of Central American children who have flooded across the U.S. border since 2011, leaving them vulnerable to traffickers and to abuses at the hands of government-approved caretakers, a Senate investigation has found.The Office of Refugee Resettlement, an agency of the Department of Health and Human Services, failed to do proper background checks of adults who claimed the children, allowed sponsors to take custody of multiple unrelated children, and regularly placed children in homes without visiting the locations, according to a 56-page investigative report released Thursday.

And once the children left federally funded shelters, the report said, the agency permitted their adult sponsors to prevent caseworkers from providing them post-release services.

Sen. Rob Portman (R-Ohio) initiated the six-month investigation after several Guatemalan teens were found in a dilapidated trailer park near Marion, Ohio, where they were being held captive by traffickers and forced to work at a local egg farm. The boys were among more than 125,000 unaccompanied minors who have surged into the United States since 2011, fleeing violence and unrest in Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador.

Read More: https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/obama-administration-placed-children-with-human-traffickers-report-says/2016/01/28/39465050-c542-11e5-9693-933a4d31bcc8_story.html?noredirect=on&utm_term=.fc3b478301c7

The Costs of Open Borders, Catch and Release, Illegal Immigration and Undocumented Residents

every 30 seconds another person becomes a victim of human trafficking

Member of Mexican sex trafficking ring sentenced to 8 years’ imprisonment

www.ice.gov 12/03/2018

NEW YORK — Raul Granados-Rendon, a member of the Granados family sex trafficking ring based in Tenancingo, Tlaxcala, Mexico, was sentenced Monday in the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of New York (EDNY) to eight years’ imprisonment.  Pursuant to an investigation by  U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) in New York, Granados-Rendon pled guilty in December 2017 to trafficking young Mexican women into the United States and forcing them into prostitution. As part of his sentence, the defendant was ordered to pay $1,305,393.80 in restitution to Jane Doe.

“The victims of this man were forced into prostitution after being lured to the U.S. with false promises then threatened, beaten and sexually assaulted,” stated Angel M. Melendez, special agent in charge of HSI New York. “This man was on our agency’s top 10 fugitive list before being extradited and taken into custody early last year. It has been a long road, but now he will face the consequences of his reprehensible actions.”

“With today’s sentence, Raul Granados-Rendon is the latest member of his family’s Mexican sex trafficking operation to be held responsible for preying upon countless women, and profiting from their exploitation and dehumanization,” stated Richard P. Donoghue, U.S. Attorney for EDNY. “This prosecution and sentence mark another important outcome in a nearly decade-long commitment by this Office and our law enforcement partners to obtain justice for the victims,”

From October 1998 to December 2011, Raul Granados-Rendon, 31, participated in a sex trafficking conspiracy with other members of the Granados family, to smuggle numerous young women from Mexico to New York and force them to work as prostitutes in New York City and elsewhere. The male members of the conspiracy used false promises of romance and marriage to lure the victims into relationships and convince them to travel to the United States to make money so that they could build homes for themselves in Mexico. Once in the United States, the victims were subjected to violence, threats and sexual assaults by the defendants. Raul Granados-Rendon directed one of his victims to teach another victim “Jane Doe” how to prostitute. When Jane Doe did not produce as much income as other Granados family victims, the defendant physically abused her, dragging her by her hair into a bathroom and forcing her head into a sink. The defendant also helped transport another victim back to Mexico after his brother impregnated her and failed at his efforts to induce an abortion.

The investigation, prosecution, bilateral enforcement action and extraditions of the defendants apprehended in Mexico were coordinated through the U.S.-Mexico Bilateral Human Trafficking Enforcement Initiative. Since 2009, the Departments of Justice and Homeland Security have collaborated with Mexican law enforcement counterparts in the Initiative to more effectively dismantle human trafficking networks operating across the U.S.-Mexico border.

The HSI New York’s Trafficking in Persons Unit (TIPU) is comprised of senior criminal investigators, intelligence officers and victim assistance specialists who aid in the rescue of trafficking victims and prosecution of traffickers and trafficking organizations. TIPU investigators focus on the exploitation of victims by force, fraud or coercion regardless of the person’s manor or entry into the United States. All TIPU investigations are victim-centered, seeking to rescue and protect the victims of trafficking.

Read More: https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/member-mexican-sex-trafficking-ring-sentenced-8-years-imprisonment

Nearly Two Thirds Of Non-Citizen Households On Welfare

Another day, another revelation as the great fleecing of the U.S. taxpayer continues unabated. A Center for Immigration Studies review of U.S. Census Bureau data reveals a stunning 63% of households in the U.S. headed by non-citizens are on some form of welfare. That’s just shy of two out of every three proving to be a burden to the American people. So much for the lie that massive immigration enriches our nation.

Dead Weight

The information CIS uncovered is infuriating in a number of ways. The 63% figure is almost twice the rate of native-headed American households that use welfare, which is a disturbingly high 35% as it is. But non-citizen households (45%) also utilize food programs at a much higher rate than natives (21%), and disproportionately tap into Medicaid programs as well (50% vs. 23%).

The most telling statistic in the review, however, is that welfare use rises among non-citizens the longer they are in our country. “Of households headed by non-citizens in the United States for fewer than 10 years, 50 percent use one or more welfare programs; for those here more than 10 years, the rate is 70 percent,” CIS discovered.

Rather than serving as a temporary safety net, our welfare programs are proving to be a lifestyle staple for non-citizens sponging off the American taxpayer. Of course, many of these non-citizens do work, but they are low-skilled Hispanics from Central America laboring at poverty-level jobs. A 2015 CIS report found that 67% of households headed by immigrant farm workers are on public assistance of some form. Swollen-eyed Big Ag industrial farmers crying out about the need to find workers willing to do “the jobs Americans won’t do” are in fact having their cheap payrolls subsidized by the welfare programs of this nation.

Bitter Factors

At a time when native-born Americans are working long hours with less vacation time and fewer benefits, we are being forced to carry the millstone of foreign squatters on our backs. Massive immigration has led to overcrowded cities and towns, aggravating traffic congestion that leads to an even more draining daily commute for Americans just so we can we have the privilege of having our wages heavily taxed to financially support the very same invaders who are making our work day more exhausting. This is madness.

Read More: https://www.libertynation.com/nearly-two-thirds-of-non-citizen-households-on-welfare/

Compared to 35% of native households
By Steven A. Camarota and Karen Zeigler on December 2, 2018

Download a PDF of this Backgrounder.

New “public charge” rules issued by the Trump administration expand the list of programs that are considered welfare, receipt of which may prevent a prospective immigrant from receiving lawful permanent residence (a green card). Analysis by the Center for Immigration Studies of the Census Bureau’s Survey of Income and Program Participation (SIPP) shows welfare use by households headed by non-citizens is very high. The desire to reduce these rates among future immigrants is the primary justification for the rule change. Immigrant advocacy groups are right to worry that the high welfare use of non-citizens may impact the ability of some to receive green cards, though the actual impacts of the rules are unclear because they do not include all the benefits non-citizens receive on behalf of their children and many welfare programs are not included in the new rules. As welfare participation varies dramatically by education level, significantly reducing future welfare use rates would require public charge rules that take into consideration education levels and resulting income and likely welfare use.

Of non-citizens in Census Bureau data, roughly half are in the country illegally. Non-citizens also include long-term temporary visitors (e.g. guestworkers and foreign students) and permanent residents who have not naturalized (green card holders). Despite the fact that there are barriers designed to prevent welfare use for all of these non-citizen populations, the data shows that, overall, non-citizen households access the welfare system at high rates, often receiving benefits on behalf of U.S.-born children.

Among the findings:

  • In 2014, 63 percent of households headed by a non-citizen reported that they used at least one welfare program, compared to 35 percent of native-headed households.
  • Welfare use drops to 58 percent for non-citizen households and 30 percent for native households if cash payments from the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) are not counted as welfare. EITC recipients pay no federal income tax. Like other welfare, the EITC is a means-tested, anti-poverty program, but unlike other programs one has to work to receive it.
  • Compared to native households, non-citizen households have much higher use of food programs (45 percent vs. 21 percent for natives) and Medicaid (50 percent vs. 23 percent for natives).
  • Including the EITC, 31 percent of non-citizen-headed households receive cash welfare, compared to 19 percent of native households. If the EITC is not included, then cash receipt by non-citizen households is slightly lower than natives (6 percent vs. 8 percent).
  • While most new legal immigrants (green card holders) are barred from most welfare programs, as are illegal immigrants and temporary visitors, these provisions have only a modest impact on non-citizen household use rates because: 1) most legal immigrants have been in the country long enough to qualify; 2) the bar does not apply to all programs, nor does it always apply to non-citizen children; 3) some states provide welfare to new immigrants on their own; and, most importantly, 4) non-citizens (including illegal immigrants) can receive benefits on behalf of their U.S.-born children who are awarded U.S. citizenship and full welfare eligibility at birth.

The following figures include EITC:

  • No single program explains non-citizens’ higher overall welfare use. For example, not counting school lunch and breakfast, welfare use is still 61 percent for non-citizen households compared to 33 percent for natives. Not counting Medicaid, welfare use is 55 percent for immigrants compared to 30 percent for natives.
  • Welfare use tends to be high for both newer arrivals and long-time residents. Of households headed by non-citizens in the United States for fewer than 10 years, 50 percent use one or more welfare programs; for those here more than 10 years, the rate is 70 percent.
  • Welfare receipt by working households is very common. Of non-citizen households receiving welfare, 93 percent have at least one worker, as do 76 percent of native households receiving welfare. In fact, non-citizen households are more likely overall to have a worker than are native households.1
  • The primary reason welfare use is so high among non-citizens is that a much larger share of non-citizens have modest levels of education and, as a result, they often earn low wages and qualify for welfare at higher rates than natives.
  • Of all non-citizen households, 58 percent are headed by immigrants who have no more than a high school education, compared to 36 percent of native households.
  • Of households headed by non-citizens with no more than a high school education, 81 percent access one or more welfare programs. In contrast, 28 percent of non-citizen households headed by a college graduate use one or more welfare programs.
  • Like non-citizens, welfare use also varies significantly for natives by educational attainment, with the least educated having much higher welfare use than the most educated.
  • Using education levels and likely future income to determine the probability of welfare use among new green card applicants — and denying permanent residency to those likely to utilize such programs — would almost certainly reduce welfare use among future permanent residents.
  • Of households headed by naturalized immigrants (U.S. citizens), 50 percent used one or more welfare programs. Naturalized-citizen households tend to have lower welfare use than non-citizen households for most types of programs, but higher use rates than native households for virtually every major program.
  • Welfare use is significantly higher for non-citizens than for natives in all four top immigrant-receiving states. In California, 72 percent of non-citizen-headed households use one or more welfare programs, compared to 35 percent for native-headed households. In Texas, the figures are 69 percent vs. 35 percent; in New York they are 53 percent vs. 38 percent; and in Florida, 56 percent of non-citizen-headed households use at least welfare program, compared to 35 percent of native households.

Read More: https://www.cis.org/Report/63-NonCitizen-Households-Access-Welfare-Programs

Crime State: People in Your Government Work with Global Crime Cartels = Human Trafficking

Obama administration placed children with human traffickers, report says

January 28, 2016
The Obama administration failed to protect thousands of Central American children who have flooded across the U.S. border since 2011, leaving them vulnerable to traffickers and to abuses at the hands of government-approved caretakers, a Senate investigation has found.

The Office of Refugee Resettlement, an agency of the Department of Health and Human Services, failed to do proper background checks of adults who claimed the children, allowed sponsors to take custody of multiple unrelated children, and regularly placed children in homes without visiting the locations, according to a 56-page investigative report released Thursday.

And once the children left federally funded shelters, the report said, the agency permitted their adult sponsors to prevent caseworkers from providing them post-release services.

Read More: http://wapo.st/1PICLXX?tid=ss_mail&utm_term=.e96e771803b7

True to his word, DHS data show President Trump *is* going after pedophiles

Break Their Chains

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) defines human trafficking as a crime and a form of modern-day slavery involving the exploitation of children and adults for commercial gain, most commonly in the form of forced labor and commercial sexual exploitation, such as the sexual enslavement of children for child porn and for pedophiles.

Mere days after the inauguration of Donald John Trump as America’s 45th President, the DHS, under its new director (ret.) Marine Corps General John Kelly (who is now Trump’s chief of staff), released a curious 29-second PSA (public service announcement) video on human trafficking which prominently featured pizza and a pizzeria.

Given Pizzagate — the term given to speculations and assertions that there is a pedophile network of Democratic Party élites in D.C. who communicate with each other via email with pedophile code words such as “pizza” and other food items — the DHS video can be understood as an unspoken message to pedophiles and child sex traffickers that the new Trump administration intends to go after them.

The DHS’ human trafficking PSA video was followed by Attorney General Jeff Sessions‘ speech in June at the National Law Enforcement Conference on Human Exploitation, in which he declared the fight against “evil” pedophiles to be “a top priority” of the Trump Administration.

President Trump keeps his promises, as seen in the figures below which show that in less than seven months, as of the beginning of August 2017, his administration has already arrested more human traffickers (6,355) and rescued more victims of human trafficking (2,056) than the last three years of the Obama administration. In three years (2014-2016) or 36 months under Obama, a total of only 5,159 human traffickers were arrested.

Below are the Trump vs. Obama figures on human trafficking (source).


6,355+ arrests; 2,056+ rescued

2017/08/04 1035 81 USA
2017/06/28 1012 USA
2017/05/31 1 3 USA, FL
2017/05/31 2 USA, TX
2017/05/31 16 USA, WI
2017/05/30 13 USA, CA
2017/05/30 27 USA, CA
2017/05/30 2 1 USA, NJ
2017/05/30 1 1 CAN
2017/05/25 1 2 USA, TX
2017/05/25 1 1 USA, IA
2017/05/24 7 USA, NJ
2017/05/23 2 USA, FL
2017/05/22 11 USA, TX
2017/05/22 1 USA, DE
2017/05/22 1 USA, FL
2017/05/19 2 USA, MN
2017/05/19 10 USA, TX
2017/05/18 1 1 USA, FL
2017/05/18 2 USA, CT
2017/05/17 4 1 USA, NY
2017/05/16 1 1 USA, FL
2017/05/16 5 USA, UT
2017/05/16 2 2 USA, IA
2017/05/14 2 16 USA, TX
2017/05/12 1 USA, FL
2017/05/12 1 2 CAN
2017/05/11 1 1 CAN
2017/05/11 2 1 USA, NY
2017/05/11 1 USA, CT
2017/05/10 20 USA, WA
2017/05/10 1 1 USA, VA
2017/05/10 3 1 USA, NM
2017/05/10 1 1 USA, OK
2017/05/10 1 2 USA, TX
2017/05/09 1 1 USA, TX
2017/05/09 5 1 CAN
2017/05/09 1 1 USA, MD
2017/05/06 5 10 USA, MA
2017/05/06 4 USA, CA
2017/05/05 2 USA, IA
2017/05/05 1 1 USA, FL
2017/05/05 3 USA, AR
2017/05/05 900 300 USA/EU
2017/05/02 4 1 USA, PA
2017/05/02 1 3 USA, LA
2017/05/02 1 1 USA, FL
2017/05/02 2 1 USA, MA
2017/05/01 23 8 USA, CA
2017/05/01 2 1 USA, AL
2017/05/01 1 1 USA, LA
2017/05/01 350 55 USA, FL
2017/05/01 13 USA, TX
2017/04/29 3 17 NIGERIA
2017/04/28 4 USA, CA
2017/04/27 1 1 USA, PA
2017/04/27 2 1 USA, NJ
2017/04/27 3 1 UK
2017/04/26 29 USA, MA
2017/04/25 1 10 CAN
2017/04/25 1 1 CAN
2017/04/25 2 1 USA, TN
2017/04/23 23 USA, GA
2017/04/22 1 22 NIGERIA
2017/04/21 104 CAN
2017/04/20 8 UK
2017/04/19 18 USA, NY
2017/04/19 2 USA, OH
2017/04/19 10 USA, CA
2017/04/19 1 1 USA, NC
2017/04/18 1 USA, MD
2017/04/18 6 2 USA, LA
2017/04/18 1 1 USA, NV
2017/04/18 2 1 USA, MD
2017/04/16 1 1 CAN
2017/04/12 17 GHANA
2017/04/12 1 2 USA, CA
2017/04/12 1 1 USA, FL
2017/04/12 2 2 KUWAIT
2017/04/11 78 18 CAN
2017/04/09 1 5 RUSSIA
2017/04/08 348 400 CAN
2017/04/07 12 1 USA, IL
2017/04/07 2 3 USA, CA
2017/04/07 2 USA, OH
2017/04/07 2 1 USA, MA
2017/04/07 1 1 USA, DE
2017/04/07 14 USA, OR
2017/04/06 1 6 UK
2017/04/06 1 3 CAN
2017/04/06 3 3 USA, CA
2017/04/06 8 INDIA
2017/04/06 1 1 USA, OH
2017/04/06 1 2 USA, KY
2017/04/06 2 USA, CT
2017/04/01 10 USA, CA
2017/03/31 4 USA
2017/03/31 2 1 USA, SC
2017/03/31 1 1 USA, OK
2017/03/30 1 1 USA, OK
2017/03/30 2 6 GHANA
2017/03/30 3 1 USA, CT
2017/03/30 3 1 USA, TX
2017/03/29 1 2 VN
2017/03/29 9 INDIA
2017/03/29 2 6 USA, CA
2017/03/28 15 USA, FL
2017/03/28 2 1 CAN
2017/03/28 3 1 PH
2017/03/25 3 1 USA, CA
2017/03/24 13 USA, OH
2017/03/24 16 2 USA, CA
2017/03/23 2 1 CAN
2017/03/23 1 1 USA, MD
2017/03/22 6 THAILAND
2017/03/22 1 1 USA, TX
2017/03/22 3 1 CAN
2017/03/22 1 1 USA, CA
2017/03/22 1 6 USA, TX
2017/03/21 2 1 USA, FL
2017/03/21 104 USA, FL
2017/03/21 1 1 USA, NC
2017/03/21 1 1 USA, TX
2017/03/21 1 1 USA, NE
2017/03/18 5 USA, MD
2017/03/18 7 1 USA, CA
2017/03/18 11 TAIPEI
2017/03/18 1 1 USA, NC
2017/03/17 1 14 USA, MI
2017/03/17 1 CAN
2017/03/17 1 1 USA, TX
2017/03/17 2 13 PH
2017/03/17 2 USA, OH
2017/03/16 1 1 USA, CO
2017/03/16 2 1 USA, CA
2017/03/16 1 5 USA, GA
2017/03/15 2 INDIA
2017/03/15 1 2 CAN
2017/03/15 2 1 USA, MI
2017/03/13 1 1 CAN
2017/03/13 1 USA, WI
2017/03/11 1 1 USA, NE
2017/03/10 9 USA, ND
2017/03/10 1 1 USA, CO
2017/03/09 7 3 USA, FL
2017/03/08 24 10 BD
2017/03/08 1 8 USA, GA
2017/03/08 2 11 USA, AL
2017/03/08 2 UK
2017/03/07 10 BULGARIA
2017/03/07 2 2 USA, TX
2017/03/07 10 2 USA, CA
2017/03/07 1 3 USA, NJ
2017/03/06 1 USA, SC
2017/03/06 7 PH
2017/03/03 35 30 INDIA
2017/03/03 1 8 USA, TX
2017/03/03 2 1 USA, NY
2017/03/02 2 2 CAM
2017/03/01 2 2 USA, TX
2017/03/01 4 10 USA, MA
2017/03/01 2 1 USA, MI
2017/02/28 9 USA, CA
2017/02/28 41 MALI
2017/02/28 1 2 INDIA
2017/02/27 10 USA, NC
2017/02/27 18 MALAYSIA
2017/02/27 10 USA, NC
2017/02/24 1 1 CAN
2017/02/23 16 3 USA, UT
2017/02/23 1 1 CAN
2017/02/22 11 USA, WA
2017/02/22 8 USA, LA
2017/02/21 1 2 JAMAICA
2017/02/20 8 USA, MD
2017/02/19 USA, OH
2017/02/18 3 11 GHANA
2017/02/17 2 USA, NY
2017/02/17 8 SWEDEN
2017/02/17 2 PH
2017/02/16 3 3 USA, CA
2017/02/16 4 10 USA, MA
2017/02/16 2 USA, LA
2017/02/16 12 USA, FL
2017/02/16 11 USA, VA
2017/02/16 4 USA, IN
2017/02/15 1 USA, MA
2017/02/15 3 1 USA, NV
2017/02/15 1 USA, NY
2017/02/15 11 USA, VA
2017/02/15 USA, OH
2017/02/15 42 USA, FL
2017/02/14 2 15 USA
2017/02/14 3 1 USA, FL
2017/02/13 24 GHANA
2017/02/13 22 16 USA, MI
2017/02/10 3 1 USA, TX
2017/02/10 11 USA, CA
2017/02/10 6 168 JAPAN
2017/02/09 5 13 UK
2017/02/09 2 1 USA, NE
2017/02/09 1 1 USA, LA
2017/02/09 0 1 UK
2017/02/09 464 92 USA
2017/02/08 1 1 CAN
2017/02/08 2 USA
2017/02/08 1 1 USA
2017/02/07 4 USA, OK
2017/02/05 5 72 UK
2017/02/05 108 USA, IL
2017/02/05 178 USA, TX
2017/02/05 9 31 HAITI
2017/02/04 2 21 MALAYSIA
2017/02/03 3 3 UK
2017/02/02 1 1 CAN
2017/02/02 2 USA, NY
2017/02/01 1 USA, PA
2017/02/01 0 11 USA, LA
2017/01/30 13 CANADA
2017/01/30 3 10 NIGERIA
2017/01/29 5 USA, PA
2017/01/29 474 55 USA, CA
2017/01/29 3 USA, CA
2017/01/29 1 1 USA, TX
2017/01/28 1 USA
2017/01/27 42 USA, TN
2017/01/26 14 USA, CA
2017/01/26 1 1 USA, OH
2017/01/26 2 2 USA, MS
2017/01/25 1 PH
2017/01/25 1 1 USA, TX
2017/01/25 2 2 CAN
2017/01/24 1 1 CAN
2017/01/24 1 1 USA, OR
2017/01/23 80 194 EDO

2016 1,952
2015 1,437
2014 1,770
2013 1,877
2012 967
2011 938
2010 300

See also:


Read More: https://fellowshipoftheminds.com/2017/11/14/true-to-his-word-dhs-data-show-president-trump-is-going-after-pedophiles/

Did The Bushes Try To Hide Their Connection To The Second Mile?

George H W Bush trying to explain things to Kermin the Frog

On December 4th, 2017, Disobedient Media published testimony and research outlining a massive, well connected human trafficking and child pornography network located in various locations along the U.S. East Coast. The list of individuals connected to this wider network allegedly included disgraced former football coach, Jerry Sandusky.

While Sandusky was initially caught for acts of abuse that occurred on Penn State’s campus, the Grand Jury probing the case noted that he had access to hundreds of vulnerable and disadvantaged youth, using his nonprofit The Second Mile to find victims. Despite Sandusky’s use of The Second Mile for these purposes, a number of high profile celebrities sitting on the organization’s board expressed shock after the misconduct was made public. The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette noted that in 1990, President George H.W. Bush nationally recognized The Second Mile as a philanthropic “Point Of Light.”

In the aftermath of the revelations about Sandusky, The Washington Post reported in 2012 that The Second Mile was absorbed by Arrow Child and Family Ministries; a Christian foster home in Texas which absorbed $2 million in assets along with the disgraced organization’s mentoring and camp programs. Three victims of Sandusky unsuccessfully sued to prevent the transfer, arguing that the charity’s assets should be used to compensate victims before any other parties received funds.

Archives obtained from 2012 reveal that at the time of the transfer Arrow Child and Family Ministries had connections to multiple individuals tied to the Bush family. The site’s Board of Directors included Maria Bush, the wife of George H.W. Bush’s son Neil Bush. Susie Peake, who has been described as a personal assistant to George H.W. Bush was also listed as a board member.

Today’s Arrow Child and Family Ministry’s page for their Board of Directors reveals that all references to both Maria Bush and Susie Peake have been removed in an apparent attempt to distance the Bush family from the charity.

It’s not clear why the Bushes have stepped away from Arrow Child and Family Ministry. In late 2017, Business Insiderreported that six different women accused George H.W. Bush of groping them while posing for pictures. A spokesperson for the 41st President said that a wheelchair confined Bush would pat women’s rears in what was “intended to be a good-natured manner” and apologized for any unintended harm or distress that the actions might have caused.

Read More: https://disobedientmedia.com/2017/12/did-the-bushes-try-to-hide-connection-to-the-second-mile/

474 Arrested, 28 Sexually Exploited Children Rescued During Statewide Human Trafficking Operation

Break Chains Illustration

Hundreds of people were arrested and dozens of sexually exploited children and adult victims were rescued across California during a statewide operation to combat human trafficking, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department announced Tuesday.

More than 30 federal, state and local law enforcement agencies and task forces, including the Los Angeles Regional Human Trafficking Task Force, participated in the third annual “Operation Reclaim and Rebuild” enforcement operation, according to a sheriff’s news release.

Read More: ktla.com/2017/02/01/474-arrested-28-sexually-exploited-children-rescued-during-statewide-human-trafficking-operation-lasd/