Human trafficking in Texas

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Human trafficking in Texas is the illegal trade of human beings as it occurs in the state of Texas.wikipedia
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Texas

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Human trafficking in Texas is the illegal trade of human beings as it occurs in the state of Texas.

Slavery in the 21st century

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It is a modern-day form of slavery and usually involves commercial sexual exploitation or forced labor, both domestic and agricultural.

Sexual slavery

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It is a modern-day form of slavery and usually involves commercial sexual exploitation or forced labor, both domestic and agricultural.

Houston

Houston, TexasHouston, TXCity of Houston
Human trafficking is particularly relevant to Texas because of its close proximity to the U.S.-Mexican border, one of the most-crossed international borders in the world, and its extremely diverse population, especially in Houston. For example, in 2005, Maximino "El Chimino" Mondragon was convicted of running a Houston sex ring involving around 120 women trafficked illegally from Honduras, El Salvador, Guatemala, and Nicaragua.

United States

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According to the Department of Health and Human Services, of the more than 50,000 people annually trafficked from foreign countries into the United States, a quarter enter the country through Texas.

Polaris Project

National Human Trafficking Resource CenterPolaris
The National Human Trafficking Resource Center reported receiving 1,731 calls and emails in 2015 about human trafficking in Texas.

Human trafficking

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See also: Human trafficking and Human trafficking in the United States

Human trafficking in the United States

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See also: Human trafficking and Human trafficking in the United States

People smuggling

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Human smuggling is the movement of people from one country into another in exchange for monetary compensation.

Dallas

Dallas, TexasDallas, TXCity of Dallas
According to a 2011 study conducted by the Dallas Women's Foundation on the status of human trafficking in Dallas, Texas, "740 girls under the age of 18 were documented being marketed for sex during a 30-day period. 712 of these girls were being marketed through Internet classified web sites; 28 were being marketed through escort services."

Unfree labour

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It is a modern-day form of slavery and usually involves commercial sexual exploitation or forced labor, both domestic and agricultural.

Domestic worker

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It is important to make the distinction between legally employed domestic workers and illegally employed domestic servants.

Forced prostitution

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Forced prostitution affects primarily women and children, who come from both domestic and international sources.

Honduras

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For example, in 2005, Maximino "El Chimino" Mondragon was convicted of running a Houston sex ring involving around 120 women trafficked illegally from Honduras, El Salvador, Guatemala, and Nicaragua.

El Salvador

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For example, in 2005, Maximino "El Chimino" Mondragon was convicted of running a Houston sex ring involving around 120 women trafficked illegally from Honduras, El Salvador, Guatemala, and Nicaragua.

Guatemala

GuatemalanRepublic of GuatemalaGTM
For example, in 2005, Maximino "El Chimino" Mondragon was convicted of running a Houston sex ring involving around 120 women trafficked illegally from Honduras, El Salvador, Guatemala, and Nicaragua.

Nicaragua

NicaraguanRepublic of NicaraguaNIC
For example, in 2005, Maximino "El Chimino" Mondragon was convicted of running a Houston sex ring involving around 120 women trafficked illegally from Honduras, El Salvador, Guatemala, and Nicaragua.

Opposition to immigration

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Intense anti-immigrant hostility from some sectors of the U.S. population and increasingly stringent border control policies in the past couple decades have also fed the growing human trafficking trade.

Latin America

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A third of the 50,000 people annually trafficked into the United States are from Latin America, and the majority of these people enter the US through the Mexico- Texan border.

Mexico–United States border

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Human trafficking is particularly relevant to Texas because of its close proximity to the U.S.-Mexican border, one of the most-crossed international borders in the world, and its extremely diverse population, especially in Houston. A third of the 50,000 people annually trafficked into the United States are from Latin America, and the majority of these people enter the US through the Mexico- Texan border.

Mexico

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Mexico's social instability has helped feed its burgeoning human trafficking trade with the U.S. Between 2000 and 2002, approximately 135,000 children in Mexico were kidnapped, presumably for exploitation in prostitution, pornography, or illegal adoption trafficking.

Trafficking in Persons Report

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Mexico is currently on the Tier 2 Watch List of the State Department's annual Trafficking in Persons Report, a designation given to countries that do not meet the minimum standards of the Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act of 2003 (TVPRA), but which are still making efforts to comply with these guidelines.

Salvadoran Civil War

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Thousands of poor women, mainly from rural areas, were raped during the El Salvadorean and Nicaraguan civil wars by army personnel and civil police.

Nicaraguan Revolution

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Thousands of poor women, mainly from rural areas, were raped during the El Salvadorean and Nicaraguan civil wars by army personnel and civil police.