Sanctuary Jurisdictions Likely Turn a Blind Eye to Human Smuggling, Slavery



Sanctuary states like California have laws expressly forbidding the sharing of information – or any form of state and local cooperation – with federal immigration officials.  While it’s well documented that sanctuary policies have resulted in thousands of criminal aliens being released back onto the streets instead of being deported, there’s much more to the story that has yet to be told, and it’s a very dark and troubling story indeed.

Law enforcement who are forced by sanctuary policies to turn a blind eye to illegal immigration could also be forced by those same laws to turn a blind eye to human slavery and forced prostitution, says Texas Sheriff A.J. Louderback.  He noted that alien smuggling is quite common in Texas, and thankfully the state’s strong anti-sanctuary policies allow police to fully investigate a suspect’s immigration status.

“Police are the eyes and ears of the community,” says Louderback.  “When they are prevented from looking into suspicious activities because of sanctuary policies, then the community becomes less safe and innocent people can be hurt and exploited.”

Sadly, the United States is a major destination country for thousands of children, men and women from all over the world who are being trafficked for various end uses, including sexual exploitation, labor exploitation and slavery.  Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), ICE recently uncovered a sexual slavery ring in the sanctuary city of Los Angeles where 15 women and girls were forced  by a family-run human trafficking organization into prostitution.

The lure of trafficking in illegal immigrants, according to ICE, is that “victims often find themselves in a foreign country and cannot speak the language. Traffickers frequently take away the victims’ travel and identity documents, telling them that if they attempt to escape, the victims or their families back home will be harmed, or the victims’ families will assume the debt.”

As the Hoover Institution notes, sanctuary policies actually protect illegal aliens from federal immigration officials in a way that is not true for Americans, or foreign visitors who legally enter the country through airports.  “American citizens who arrive at airports and must go through customs, with no exemption from federal agents examining their passports and personal histories. If crimes or infractions are found, there is no safe space at an airport exempt from federal enforcement.”

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Dave rejoined the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR) in 2016 and brings more than thirty years of proactive communications experience working with non-profits, trade associations and the private sector. Dave has written and placed op-eds in more than 100 publications for national and state leaders in fields ranging from immigration to agriculture policy, food and energy. Ray has served as a chief spokesman for several national organizations and has extensive radio and television experience as well.

5 Comments

  1. avatar

    We the legal citizens of the US do not owe the Dreamers AKA illegal foreign invaders to our country anything . We don’t want a deal, we want a border wall, the end of chain migration, the end of diversity lottery, the end of birth citizenship and the end of spending any Federal taxpayer dollars on illegal foreign invaders

  2. avatar

    Our Citizens need to notify their elected officials that they want their immigration laws enforced and if they don’t they need to be voted out of office! Quit voting pro-illegal immigration people into office?

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    Enough said. Just build FINALLY the wall and SWIFTLY deport ALL those ILLEGALLY residing in this country, INCLUDING all the worthless politicians & media that are so in love with all the ‘dissatisfied’ hombres. Let the crooked politicians help them to reform THEIR countries into a decent place to live in, just like the Canadians are able to handle their OWN affairs without CONSTANTLY whining and stretching their empty hats out for the US to fill.

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    J. R. Alexander on

    The political leadership in those “sanctuary cities and States” should be arrested for 1) Failing to uphold their sworn Oath of Office to support and defend the Laws of their communities, their State and the United States; and, 2) for refusing to support cooperation with Law Enforcement. IF those political individuals will not support or demand cooperation with Law Enforcement regarding the ILLEGAL ALIEN problem they’re overlooking, WHY then are they demanding Law Enforcement catch and have the Courts prosecute murderers, rapists, parking violators, bad checks and purse snatchers? As usual, the Left’s double standards comes into clear view.

    January 17, 2018.

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