President Donald Trump’s plan to protect children from government removal is about to go forward, on the heels of a State Department report that found foster care a top breeding ground for human trafficking.

Trump’s “Family First Prevention Services Act” will become active on October 1 of this year, after Trump quietly signed it into law as an attachment to a short-term budget bill in February 2018. Trump’s Department of Health and Human Services is tasked with implementation.

The White House has recently prioritized the foster care crisis, with First Lady Melania Trump honoring foster care children in West Virginia as parents victimized by Child Protective Services (CPS) are speaking out nationwide.

 

The sinister practice of transporting women over international borders for the purpose of imprisoning them as sex slaves is something that most people choose to believe does not happen in their own backyard. Unfortunately the reality is that trafficking in persons is a very real problem in Australia.

Generally, trafficking crimes occur when young women from impoverished countries are sought out by traffickers who offer them jobs in a foreign country. Some of the women are aware they will be working in the sex industry (although under much more civilised conditions); others are promised jobs unrelated to the sex industry, often in hospitality or teaching.