The Thirteenth Amendment To The U.S. Constitution Declares

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The thirteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution declares that “Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for a crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States, or any place subject to their jurisdiction.” Many people believe that because of the thirteenth Amendment, slavery has ended. Many of you probably believe that. There are approximately twenty to thirty million slaves in the world today. Human trafficking is immoral, destroys communities and robs the innocence of children. Human trafficking has been in existence for thousands of years. From the ancient Greek and Romans to the medieval times, and up until today. Ancient Egypt, for example,…show more content…
The traffickers would act as a parent figure and these girls/boys would become attached to the trafficker because he has become their definition of a parent. Because of the fact that so many individuals wish for a better life, they are easily tricked by other people who are promising them just that. As we discussed, traffickers lure victims with many methods, but why? Why are there around 20 to 30 million slaves today? Human trafficking is separated into two categories; sex trafficking or labor trafficking. Despite this, both sex trafficking and labor trafficking have the same reasons for existing. As you can probably predict, money is a big factor on why people are trafficked. Human trafficking is the fastest growing and second largest criminal industry in the world, after drug trafficking. The human trafficking industry makes a profit of about $150 billion per year, according to the International Labour Organization. Another reason for its widespread presence could be the belief that there is a very low risk that these traffickers would ever get caught. This false sense of security encourages these criminals to continue in their crimes. Political instability and civil war are also major factors of human trafficking. People flee their countries hoping for a better life, which clouds their judgment and that makes it incredibly easy for them to be recruited. After discussing the methods traffickers use to lure their victims and

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