WH Advisor Speaks Out on Modern Slavery

WH Advisor Speaks Out on Modern Slavery

Slavery was and always will be a terrible thing. The words “modern slavery,” shouldn’t even be a term we use. After all, this is 2020, but perhaps that just makes it worse. The fight to end modern slavery is far from over, but this could be a solid step in the right direction.

Brooke Rollins, a senior White House advisor, in a video interview presented the case that in the fight against modern slavery and human trafficking, the US needs to protect its borders; she argued that the Democratic Party ignores this fact.

Rollins is the Acting Director of the White House Domestic Policy Council, and says the president gets a lot of criticism for his stance on immigration. Director Rollins added that when you talk about safe and secure borders, in the end, it’s really those women and children you’re protecting; the ones who immediately get put into a trafficking ring and can never escape it.

The crisis of human trafficking has become more pressing since the COVID-19 lockdown, which forced victims to shelter-in-place with their abusers and traffickers. With a reported 25,000 people, mostly women and children, being trafficked in the US daily, this has become a top priority since the coronavirus began. The president, joined by his daughter Ivanka, and Attorney General Barr announced that 73 organizations would receive a part of the $35 million grant, to assist with housing trafficking victims.

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