Essay on Human Trafficking

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Immigration is the movement of people into a country or region to which they are not native in order to settle there. Immigration can be a legal act through the correct process. In this situation, the person or persons immigrating would be given a green card and would be in no legal danger at all residing in the new region or country. This is unfortunatley not the case in most situations. Often times, people seek refuge illegally coming form many different backrounds, usually not very pleasant. There are various reasons people decide to immigrate. For example, religious tolerance, economic oppurtunity (better jobs), family reunification, or freedom. Human trafficking is one of the most horrible as well as one of the most common reasons behind immigration. Human trafficking is the illegal trade of human beings mainly for the purposes of commercial sexual exploitation or forced labor. Other purposes can be extraction of organs or tissues, or even surrogacy or ova removal. Often times, people get tricked or kidnapped and brought into the world of trafficking, against their will and without a way of getting out. As a result, people go to extreme lengths to escape. Ones who are lucky enough to escape are, in most cases, left with no choice other than to immigrate, going to a place far enough away to ensure their own safety and to make absolute sure that there's no possibility of being re-captured. Seeking refuge, a better life, and a promising future, they immigrate to a new place hoping to be able to start over completely new. The life they expected to run to, unfortunatley is not what they were hoping for.
Exact statistics of human trafficking crimes are often unavailable due to the covert nature of the industry, the invisibility of victims, and high levels of under-reporting. Further obstacles include inconsistent definitions, reluctance to share data, and a lack of sufficient funds. Below is a list of approximated estimates on human trafficking. * The sexual exploitation of women and children as a result of human trafficking is estimated to earn 28 billion dollars a year. * 27 million people are in modern day slavery across the world. * Anywhere between 700,000 to 2 million people are trafficked across international borders every year. 80% of these victms are women and young girls. * 50% of transit victims are children. * Over 1 million children enter the sex trade each year. * 161 countries around the world are affected by human trafficking. * The human trafficking industry makes around 32 billion dollars a year. That's more than Nike, Google, and Starbucks combined. * Victims of human trafficking are subject to rape, tortue, forced abortions, starvation, as well as many other forms of abuse
( There are many different ways people find themselves trapped in the human trafficking industry. Children are sometimes sold into slavery by their poverty-stricken families as a means of income, women sold by their spouses for the same purpose. Slave traders often kidnap their victims. One of the most common ways is deceit. Padmavathi was a mother in her twenties, just escaped from her abusive marriage with the youngest of her two sons to an unfamiliar but large city in India. Vulnerable, alone, and naive, she was approached by a generous stranger who bought her dinner and gave her a place to stay. After three days, he offered her a job cooking at a large function. She went to the location of the job and upon her arrival was greeted by two men who beat and raped her. From that day forward, she was a slave to the man who had once been so kind and generous to her. He used her baby son as leverage, forcing her into prostitution. If she refused he hurt her or her baby. He gave her only a tiny room with a small amount of food and didn't allow her to have any of the money. One night, she returned from work and the man informed her that her