Persuasive Essay On Human Trafficking

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The United States is home to international victims of human trafficking from all over the world. These individuals, mostly women and children, leave their native countries with promise of safety, refuge, and work but in turn, are unwillingly made prostitutes or forced into different types of labor. The individuals that are saved, or the ones who escape this imprisonment, want nothing more than to have the new safe start in life in the land of opportunity that they were promised. Instead, they are threatened to be deported back to their home countries only to be persecuted against and live their lives in fear. This is why the United States government needs to grant illegal survivors of human trafficking whom are seeking asylum, the right to receive it.
Due to the undercover nature and the difficulty to get exact data for this reason, it is hard for any world agency to give precise information of the amount of victims of trafficking. However, the UN Office of Drugs and Crime (http://www.ungift.org/doc/knowledgehub/resourcecentre/GIFT_Human_Trafficking_An_Overview_2008.pdf) assesses that there is a minimum amount of 2.5 million human trafficking
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For example, since the survivor has to be in the US due to human trafficking, this would exclude all of those survivors who came to America because they escaped where they were trafficked from. One of the other requirements is that the survivor has to show that they are a victim of a severe form of trafficking. Different individuals can interpret a severe form of trafficking differently. One’s definition of severe may be different than someone else’s, but no one will truly understand the horror experienced except the survivor. Forced labor survivors may have a difficult time proving that they are survivors since they accepted the presented job to them voluntarily at the time- unaware of the circumstances they were truly going to have to work

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