As part of this Alinskyite Cultural Marxist attack on the historic American nation, DHS and the Obama Regime have transformed the long recognized problem of alien smuggling and transformed the crime of alien smuggling into an alternative immigration process which they and activists call human trafficking. Furthermore the Cultural Marxists have created a practically non-existent problem of slavery. As part of this problem, ICE SVU created the Blue Campaign and the Regime has decreed National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month. Neither slavery or the bringing of aliens to the United States to be enslaved is a major problem. There is a major problem with illegal immigration, and alien smugglers are a part of the illegal alien problem, but nothing in comparison that open borders and no interior enforcement have caused.
From the Blue Campaign website:
DHS is responsible for investigating human trafficking, arresting traffickers, and protecting victims. DHS also provides immigration relief to non-U.S. citizen victims of human trafficking. DHS utilizes a victim-centered approach to combat human trafficking, which places equal value on identifying and stabilizing victims and on investigating and prosecuting traffickers. Victims are crucial to investigations and prosecutions; each case and every conviction changes lives. DHS understands how difficult it can be for victims to come forward and work with law enforcement due to their trauma. DHS is committed to helping victims feel stable, safe, and secure.
So, instead of arresting deporting illegals, ICE SVU seeks to reward the illegal aliens who hire and benefit from alien smuggling, which is now called human trafficking.
Despite the wild claims of human trafficking leading to slavery and prostitution, all the research shows that there is little slavery in the United States and there is no evidence that there is any forced prostitution.
Despite the great gnashing of teeth over slavery and human trafficking, the Regime is really doing nothing about it, and the creation of DHS is part of that problem. The DHS Office of Inspector General (OIG) recently released a report that found that ICE SVU and USCIS are not communicating about immigration law violations that have led to identification of alien smugglers, described as human traffickers, with those alien smugglers continue to not be prosecuted and continue to obtain immigration benefits for smuggled aliens and family members of alien smugglers.
For example, when ICE employees identified a human trafficker, they did not always advise USCIS regarding the victims they identified. In turn, in selected instances where USCIS captured names of traffickers from the victims, USCIS did not have a process to routinely share this information with ICE.
So, because immigration enforcement and benefits were removed from one united agency, the legacy Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS), and spread over five different sub-agencies of DHS, the only beneficiary are illegal aliens. Well, precisely the plan of the Cultural Marxists who lobbied for the creation of DHS, as one of their major plans was to separate the adjudication of benefits from law enforcement. All thanks to Jorge Bush.
And, since Paul Ryan has given us an increase of 240% in work visas, we are also informed that work visas are one of the major methods to smuggle alleged victims of trafficking.
Work and fiance visas were the predominant means that human traffickers used to bring victims into the United States legally.
Even worse, the DHS OIG report shows that the alleged victims of human trafficking were not trafficked for slavery or peonage, but were just run of the mill illegal aliens that had been smuggled into the United States.
According to USCIS data, none of the family members involved in these 274 cases filed T visa applications alleging that they had been victimized.
And even worse, there were few arrests of the alleged human traffickers and of those 274 petitioned for alien relatives separate from their alien smuggling:
For example, 11 of 18 suspects had been arrested and/or convicted for sex trafficking of children. The other 7 were arrested for labor trafficking, peonage, or involuntary servitude.
So, besides few arrests of the smugglers, DHS is giving those smugglers benefits under immigration law; immigrant visas for their spouses and other relatives.
And this is out of 4,279 human trafficking investigations initiated by ICE SVU since 2010, there were few successful prosecutions, approximately 1,300. So, ICE SVU has only a 25% success rate in alleged human trafficking cases.
Sounds like DHS OIG found there was no underlying problem if only 18 traffickers have been charged with any criminal offense. ICE SVU is clearly in search for raison d'etre since they are no longer arresting and deporting illegal aliens, and an imagined flood of sex slaves fits their bill. ICE SVU can at the same time justify their existence and aid the flooding of America with aliens, this time "victims" of human trafficking.