Today, the Texas Public Policy Foundation recognizes Texas Human Trafficking Prevention Month, designated by Gov. Abbott. TPPF’s Secure and Sovereign Frontier Policy Director Melissa Ford Maldonado issued the following statement:

“Human trafficking is a growing threat to not only Texas, but to the rest of the country and the world. Texas is leading the fight to end this modern-day slavery by providing resources for survivors and educating Texans to recognize the signs of human trafficking.”  

It is also crucial to realize the role that Mexican cartels play in this modern slave trade, given their multi-billion dollar gains from both human smuggling and human trafficking activities in our state and country. Securing the southwest border, which the state of Texas has actively tried to do, would go a long way toward limiting the scourge of human trafficking.”

“During Human Trafficking Prevention Month, we encourage all Texans to use the resources available to them to learn the dangers and signs of human trafficking, support survivors in their communities, and end this horrific cycle of bondage. And we urge the federal government to secure the border.”  

To learn more about how you can help stop human trafficking, please click here