The Immigration Debate: Modern Slavery – 27 Million Enslaved World Wide In 2010

Rape Tree: Cartel Coyote Trail – After raping the woman Coyotes tie their undergarments in a tree

Millions ‘live in modern slavery’

Some 12.3 million people are enslaved worldwide, according to a major report. [McAuley’s World: I believe this number is inaccurate. As several of the vidoes in this post indicate, it is estimated that there are 27 million people “enslaved worldwide”]

The International Labour Organization says 2.4 million of them are victims of trafficking, and their labour generates profits of over $30bn.

The ILO says that while the figures may be lower than recent estimates, they reflect reported cases which may rise as societies face the problem.

The report calls for a global alliance to improve laws and raise awareness of what it calls a “hidden” issue.

Global problem

The report, entitled A Global Alliance Against Forced Labour, is the ILO’s second major investigation into slavery this century.

The organisation says forced labour is a global problem, in all regions and types of economy.

The largest numbers are in poor Asian countries and Latin America, but there are more than 350,000 cases in the industrialised world.

Four-fifths of forced labour is exacted by private agents and most victims are women and children, the ILO says.

The report has uncovered a significant amount of the kinds of forced labour which have been known about for a long time.

An example is bonded labour – where children are forced to do the same jobs as their parents, without hope of release.

Modern slavery is growing in some conflict zones, with the seizure of children as soldiers or sex slaves.

But the report sees the biggest deterioration in the newly globalised economy, in sectors such as the sex industry, agriculture, construction and domestic service.

Clothes Discarded Along Coyote Trail

Local knowledge

The ILO calls for better laws and stronger law enforcement to break “a pattern of impunity” in “privately-imposed forced labor”.

The report also urges societies to address the roots of the problem by working with local communities in the poorest countries.

The ILO suggests that wealthier countries could tackle the issue by looking at their labor and migration policies.

BBC developing world correspondent David Loyn says there are some positive signs of change.

Increased concern about organized crime has led to a new international protocol against people-trafficking.

Last year, trade unionists from a range of countries met in Cameroon to discuss issues including slavery and abduction, forced domestic labor and the sex trade.

The problem could be resolved in these smaller-scale non-governmental meetings, our correspondent says, because local individuals with business knowledge are more likely to uncover the practice than formal investigators.

But, he adds, it will take a lot to change the culture of forced labor, as it operates best in informal areas outside the view of the normal economy.

McAuley’s World Comments

 The video above presents statistics that supports the claim that are an estimated 27 million “slaves” world wide, over twice the number claimed in the title of this article.  UNICEF, the United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund, reports that 1.2 million children are “trafficked” evey year. One child is trafficked every 30 seconds, two for every minute, of every minute, of every hour,of every day, 365 days a year. 1.2 million. 

I don’t agree with many of the comments above. You can “search” my blog for a number of articles, from a number of sources that refute some of the basic claims offered in the article.

Today, in 2010, most slavery is organized and does not involve “children being forced to work in the same job as their parents”, unless of course their parents have been abducted and sold into sexual slavery or a mother and daughter have been duped into coming to the United States to work as “hostesses” only to be forced into brothels.

 It maybe that some young men have followed their father’s footsteps into  “The Cartel” or “Drug Gangs”, however, that is an act of volition, a voluntary act, not an act of slavery. 

The vast majority of illegal immigration coming into the United States is controlled by Organized Crime, whether it is the Mexican Cartels, the Russian Mafia or the Oriental Triads. If you want to use their “routes of transit” you will pay for passage.

Many that are smuggled or trafficked are held for additional ransom once they arrive,. Others are simply forced to work as slaves in deplorable working and living conditions. 

Today, in 2010, there are more slaves in the world than at any time in our prior history. 

When Cities pass “Sanctuary City Laws” they are acting to foster the modern day slave trade. 

Human or sexual traffickers thrive in environments where local law enforcement is prohibited from determining an individual’s identity or immigration status by local Politicians.

Rape Trees: Psychological  and Ecological Devastation

The day after Barack Obama was sworn in as President of the United States, the Department of Homeland Security blocked the Border Patrols access to “hidden camera” vidoes like the one above. Why would the Department of Homeland Security do that?

San Francisco proudly boasts of its “Sanctuary City” status, yet it may well be the largest hub of human and sexual trafficking in the Free World. Not only does San Francisco harbor and protect the human smugglers, the sex traffickers, SanFrancisco also ignores our Immigration Laws. Today, San Francisco turns it’s back on those who have been “sexually trafficked” and are being degraded on a daily basis as they live their lifes as “sexual slaves”. Click on video below, then click on “Watch on You Tube”.   

THE UNICEF / MTV EXIT VIDEO – Performed by The Killers

Click on video below, then click on “Watch on You Tube”.


Slavery Map.Org From The University of San Francisco


Review of Judge Bolton’s Decision: The Immigration Debate: The Arizona Law – Judge Bolton’s Decision (Part 1) 

A comprehensive review and analysis of Judge Bolton’s erroneous decision.

Read why the Judge was wrong – compare “Congressional intent” with the Judge’s reasoning.

With these PDF documents:

Bolton’s Decision

DOJ Memo 04/02/2010

Links to:

DOJ Complaint

Arizona Law

The actual Immigration Statutes that should have “controlled” the Judge’s decision.

Official Web Sites of: DOJ/DHS/LESC/NSEERS/FBI

What does Congress “mandate” be done and by whom.

Illegal Immigration & Dynamics of Prostitution and Sex Trafficking from Latin America


Modern human slavery is a growing global phenomenon that currently entraps an estimated 2 million victims, and generates $7 Billion in criminal profits annually, rating third in profitability only after drugs and arms sales for the Mafia, yakuzas, cartels and similar international criminal organizations. The U.S. CIA estimates that approximately 50,000 persons are trafficked into slavery in the United States annually. A large majority of those victims are forced into prostitution. In is estimated that 30,000 sexual slaves die each year around the world from torture, neglect and diseases including HIV/AIDS.

In this paper we focus upon the mass sexual exploitation of girl children and women from Latin America who are kidnapped or who are convinced with false promises of work to voluntarily be transported across international borders into the United States. In either case, upon arrival in the United States victims are threatened and forced to prostitute themselves in a strange land, typically without pay. The U.S. CIA estimates that 15,000 enslaved Latin-Americans are trafficked into the United States each year. This paper elaborates on the cultural background of Latin American trafficking victims and describes Latin America’s growing crisis of impunity in the sexual abuse and exploitation of women and specifically girl children.

As organized sex trafficking expands rapidly across the diverse cultural communities within the United States, an array of public and private institutions are working to understand this problem, quantify it and develop effective responses. These response activities typically involve international, federal and local law enforcement; medical and mental health professionals; religious institutions; academics; social service agencies, immigrant advocacy and other community based organizations; and federal, state and local legislators and policy makers. International and regional agencies and national governments have recently engaged in major collaborations with academics and victim advocates to provide a leadership role in response to this problem. The United Nations, UNICEF, The U.S. State Department, the U.S. Department of Justice, other agencies of the U.S. government, the European Union and the Organization of American states are all actively working on this issue. Together with leading academics and other subject matter experts, these organizations have developed protocols, treaties, legislation, international working groups and major international research studies to define and respond to the growing sex trafficking crisis.

At the local level public safety and trauma professionals are beginning to interact with children and women who have been the victims of domestic and international sex trafficking schemes. This interaction is likely to grow as sex trafficking expands in the United States, and as the American criminal justice system begins to focus increasing law enforcement attention on the problem. The judicial system and trauma practitioners will face an increasing need to develop effective protocols to respond to this victim population. In the context of Latin American sex trafficking victims, the development of culturally appropriate responses are especially important. Language barriers, American/ Latino cultural differences and significant, country and region-specific nuances need to be taken into account in dealing with Latin American girl and women sexual exploitation victims.

Sex trafficking affects hundreds of thousands of women across Latin America. We focus here upon the largest component of the Latin America to U.S. problem, the trafficking of girls and women from Mexico and Central America across the U.S. border, and their subsequent sexual exploitation through forced prostitution in the United States.

The world’s sex trafficking networks, who often cajole women and girls into traveling abroad with false promises of honest service sector work in restaurants, child care, office and home cleaning and hotels.


SEX TRAFFICKING – San Francisco Major Center – International Crime Networks Smuggle And Enslave

San Francisco Chonicle


Many of San Francisco’s Asian massage parlors — long an established part of the city’s sexually permissive culture — have degenerated into something much more sinister: international sex slave shops.

Once limited to infamous locales such as Bombay and Bangkok, sex trafficking is now an $8 billion international business, with San Francisco among its largest commercial centers.

San Francisco’s liberal attitude toward sex, the city’s history of arresting prostitutes instead of pimps, and its large immigrant population have made it one of the top American cities for international sex traffickers to do business undetected, according to Donna Hughes, a national expert on sex trafficking at the University of Rhode Island.

“It makes me sick to my stomach,” said San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom. “Girls are being forced to come to this country, their families back home are threatened, and they are being raped repeatedly, over and over.”

Because sex trafficking is so far underground, the number of victims in the United States and worldwide is not known, and the statistics vary wildly.

The most often cited numbers come from the U.S. State Department, which estimates that 600,000 to 800,000 people are trafficked for forced labor and sex worldwide each year — and that 80 percent are women and girls. Most trafficked females, the department says, are exploited in commercial sex outlets.

The number will always be an estimate, because trafficking victims don’t stand in line and raise their hands to be counted, but it’s the best estimate we have,” said Ambassador John Miller, director of the State Department’s Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons. The CIA won’t divulge its research methods, but based its figures on 1,500 sources, including law enforcement data, government data, academic research, international reports and newspaper stories. 

Women trafficked for the sex industry are predominantly from Southeast Asia, the former Soviet Union and South America — lured to the United States by promises of lucrative jobs as models or hostesses, only to be sold to brothels, strip clubs and outcall services and extorted into working off thousands of dollars in surprise travel debts to their new “owners.”

Federal investigators say that even those who come to the United States with the idea of working as high-society call girls cannot imagine the captivity and the degrading workload they face.

“Human trafficking is a multibillion-dollar business. In terms of profits, it’s on a path to overtake drug and arms trafficking,” said Barry Tang, an Immigration and Customs Enforcement attache with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security in South Korea. “There’s a highly organized logistical network between Korea and the United States with recruiters, brokers, intermediaries, taxi drivers and madams.”

The United States is among the top three destination countries for sex traffickers, along with Japan and Australia. Once in the United States, traffickers most often set up shop in California, New York, Texas and Las Vegas.

It’s an underground world, but in more than 100 interviews with federal agents, experts and sex trafficking victims in California and South Korea, a picture emerges about how international traffickers buy and sell women between Asia and the West Coast.

In Mexico, the traffickers lead the women over the same treacherous desert paths worn down by migrants heading to “El Norte” for work. More women come through airport customs in San Francisco and Los Angeles, using fake passports and student or tourist visas made for them by their traffickers.

It’s relatively easy for traffickers to evade authorities at the checkpoints — land, air or sea — because women still don’t realize at that point that they are being tricked.

“It’s not like the movies where you open a trunk and you interview them and they tell you everything,” said Lauren Mack, special-agent-in-charge with Immigration and Customs Enforcement in San Diego. “They aren’t going to tell you they’re victimized because they aren’t — yet.”

Once in California, the women are taken most often to Los Angeles or San Francisco, where they are hidden inside homes, massage parlors, apartments and basements, only to learn that the job offer was just a ploy. Typically they are locked inside their place of business, forced to have sex with as many as a dozen men a day. Sometimes victims are forced to live in the brothel, too, where five or six “co-workers” are crammed into one room.

Sex trafficking rings are often run by criminal organizations that aren’t afraid to use violence to protect the billions they generate.

Although it’s not known how much money the San Francisco market generates for sex traffickers, federal agents confiscated $2 million in cash from 10 Asian massage parlors during a San Francisco raid in summer 2005.

Local police say the bust didn’t make a dent in the illegal sex trade.

“The number of Asian massage parlors has doubled in San Francisco in the last two years,” said Capt. Tim Hettrich of the San Francisco police vice unit. “Profits are huge. I have nine people working on this. I need three times that many to keep up.”

There are at least 90 massage parlors in San Francisco where sex is for sale, according to the online sex Web site The site has been around since 1997 and has more than 55,000 reviews of Northern California sex workers. It is used by johns, yet is also a main monitoring tool for law enforcement. On average, there are about eight women working in a massage parlor, police say. That would mean more than 700 Asian sex masseuses working in San Francisco, based on 90 illicit parlors listed on sex Web sites and on police interviews.

But the scope of sex trafficking in San Francisco is much larger — women are also forced to work as escorts, outcall girls, erotic dancers and street prostitutes. Women are also placed in “AAMPs” — Asian apartment massage parlors — which are little more than apartments rented by traffickers who staff them with one or two sex workers. Business is done by word of mouth, and only customers approved by the owner are allowed in.
There are thousands of trafficked women in San Francisco,” said Norma Hotaling, who advocates for victims as director of the Standing Against Global Exploitation Project in San Francisco.

She can watch men come and go at all hours of the day to a massage parlor across the street from her office.

The city may even be unwittingly contributing to the problem. Thirty-seven of the erotic massage parlors on My Redbook’s list have massage permits issued to them through the San Francisco Department of Public Health.

When asked about the city giving permits to illegal massage parlors, Johnson Ojo, principal environmental health inspector for San Francisco, said part of the problem has to do with a big backlog that was created when jurisdiction over massage parlors was moved from the Police Department to the Department of Public Health in 2004.

“We are catching up and inspecting each one,” he said. “But prostitution is a police matter — we are looking for health and safety violations. If we find anything suggesting trafficking, we talk to police.”

When told by The Chronicle of the scores of erotic massage parlors with city permits, Newsom said, “We aren’t doing our job. We should take these Internet lists and go down them one by one.”

In July, Newsom waited with city inspectors one afternoon outside Sophia’s Spa, an alleged brothel in an alley between an ultra-modern cocktail lounge and a sex shop on Geary Street.

A decoy, an Asian police officer in jeans and a T-shirt, stood in view of the security camera over Sophia’s front door and pressed the buzzer. The metal security door opened.

He duct-taped the lock so Newsom, the inspectors, police, a social worker and a reporter could get in.

It was a rude awakening for the half-dozen men inside, one of whom was in the middle of a sex act with a masseuse on the lobby couch.

While sex between adults on the lobby couch indicates that Sophia’s is not a holistic massage establishment, it’s not a crime unless the police see money change hands.

Women are scared for good reason. Those who have become witnesses have been burned with acid, have disappeared, or have had their homes ransacked and their families harmed or threatened in their home countries.


Part 1 

Global sex trafficking is making inroads into the Bay Area

Part 2 

“Diary of a Sex Slave,” Part 1: Fooled by traffickers in South Korea

Part 3

“Diary of a Sex Slave,” Part 2: Trapped in Los Angeles

Part 4 

“Diary of a Sex Slave,” Part 3: Trying to break free in San Francisco

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Illegal billions are being made while the security of the Country is being treatened under cover of  San Francisco’s “sanctuary” status ………



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