Argumentative Essay On Human Trafficking

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I became interested in human trafficking through something my Aunt commented on. She has been big on human trafficking for a long time. It started one day when she was talking about it at a family gathering. I was not paying attention at the time, but I somehow ended up volunteering to go to a lecture about the subject. I admit I was not all excited to go but I thought maybe I can learn something new. As it turns out there was so much about human trafficking that I did not know. The lecture was given by Anne Michelle Ellis at Mt. San Jacinto College, and it was filled with stories about how many people do not choose to get trafficked, but they sometimes end up making one wrong decision and it sends their life into a flat spin that they can …show more content…

Human trafficking takes several forms. In Article 3, paragraph (a) of the “Protocol to Prevent, Suppress and Punish Trafficking in Persons” defines Trafficking in Persons as the recruitment, transportation, transfer, harboring or receipt of persons, by means of the threat or use of force or other forms of coercion, of abduction, of fraud, of deception, of the abuse of power or of a position of vulnerability or of the giving or receiving of payments or benefits to achieve the consent of a person having control over another person, for the purpose of exploitation. These individuals are usually isolated from their families. By separating the victims from all that is familiar to them, it makes it much easier for them to be controlled and even more difficult for them to seek help. According to the United Nations, human smuggling and trafficking are some of the fastest growing areas of international criminal activity. It often involves some different crimes, spanning several countries. It is estimated that there are between 600,000 to 800,000 trafficking victims of globally. A person can be smuggled either clandestinely or through deception or fraudulent documents. Most people who are assisted in illegally entering the United States are smuggled, rather than trafficked. "The purpose from the beginning of the trafficking enterprise is to profit from the exploitation of the victim. It

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