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Biden’s DHS and HHS Now a ‘Child Trafficking Delivery Service,’ Tim Ballard Says

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Human traffickers are making money off America’s current border policies, according to Tim Ballard.  

“Traffickers use our southern border to bring slaves into our country for the sex industry because the United States is one of the highest consumers in child sex abuse material in the world,” Ballard, a former U.S. government special agent, told members of Congress.  

The lack of border security and poor policies are “feeding the growth of human trafficking,” according to Ballard, whose story was recently featured in the box office hit “Sound of Freedom.”  

Ballard drew the connection between the trafficking of children in the U.S. and the border crisis during a House Homeland Security Committee hearing Wednesday morning.  

During his opening statement, Ballard referenced the 85,000 unaccompanied migrant children that the Biden administration has released to sponsors in the United States and since lost contact with.  

These 85,000 minors “are prime targets for traffickers, for sex or labor,” Ballard told Congress. “Tragically, as a result of this administration’s current policies, [the Department of Homeland Security] and [the Department of Health and Human Services] have unwittingly become a child trafficking delivery service.”  

As the hearing progressed, Homeland Security Committee Chairman Mark Green questioned Ballard on the alleged connection between the current administration’s border policies and the trafficking of children.  

“Are the catch and release policies of [DHS] Secretary [Alejandro] Mayorkas facilitating the trafficking of people and children?” Green, R-Tenn., asked.  

“Absolutely,” Ballard answered.  

“So word it another way,” Green pressed, “there are cases of human trafficking and sex trafficking of minors that are occurring that would not be occurring if these policies were not in place?”  

“That’s correct,” the former agent said.  

Green then asked Ballard if he believes that “Mayorkas knows there are human trafficking cases happening because of his policies?”  

“I do believe he knows that,” Ballard said.  

DHS did not respond to The Daily Signal’s request for comment by the time of publication.  

Since fiscal year 2023 began in October, Customs and Border Protection has encountered 109,905 unaccompanied migrant children on America’s border. There were 152,880 unaccompanied children encounters in fiscal year 2022 and 147,975 in 2021. In 2020, CBP encountered 34,126 unaccompanied migrant children on America’s border.

One of the issues leading to human trafficking is the “absence of physical barriers on our border,” Ballard said. “I have personally seen how ports of entry were responsible for helping rescue a child, catch a sexual predator, and started a chain of events that rescued multiple children from [the traffickers’] abuse,” he said. “On the other hand, I’ve spoken with survivors who were trafficked by cartels taking advantage of the miles of unprotected U.S. border.”  

Asked by Rep. Clay Higgins, R-La., what Congress should do to help Border Patrol agents, Ballard said the first step Congress must take is to find the 85,000 children that the U.S. government has lost contact with, and “we need to start enforcing the laws that Congress put upon the executive branch, which is to enforce the border. That’s the most compassionate and it’s the only compassionate policy for children … you end it by enforcing the border policies.”  

Ballard worked for the CIA before spending 12 years as a special agent and undercover operator for Homeland Security investigations. Ballard left his job as a government employee to found Operation Underground Railroad and rescue children from human trafficking. He now works as a senior adviser to the Spirit Fund, an organization that funds and collaborates with various entities to fight and end human trafficking.  

In addition to Ballard, Sandy Snodgrass, founder of Alaska Fentanyl Response; Mayra Hinojosa Cantu, the wife of a Border Patrol agent; and Lee Gelernt, deputy director of the Immigrants’ Rights Project at the American Civil Liberties Union, also testified during the hearing.

Wednesday’s hearing continues the House Homeland Security Committee’s five-pronged investigation into the current situation at America’s border and Mayorkas’ failure to prevent illegal aliens from crossing the border.  

In June, Green announced an investigation into Mayorkas’ handling of the surge of illegal immigrants at the southern border, saying the probe is part of his committee’s “congressional oversight duties” and pledging to leave “no stone unturned in its efforts to get the facts.”   

The panel’s investigation, he said, includes examining: 

  • Mayorkas’ dereliction of duty. 
  • How the border crisis facilitates the illegal activities of drug cartels.  
  • The human cost of the border crisis.
  • The financial cost of the crisis.
  • Suspected fraud within the Department of Homeland Security.  

Now in the third stage of the investigation, Green challenged his colleagues to “deal with the human costs of this terrible crisis. And we must do so now.”  

Reprinted with permission from The Daily Signal by Virginia Allen.

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Rob citizenship
Rob citizenship
10 months ago

Praise for Tim Ballard for his good character, his courage and dedication. More people with his good qualities would bring needed improvements throughout the whole system. Virginia Allen did a great bit of writing with this important article. May God Bless America and may this Country truly be the land of the free and the home of the brave. The border situation is a war against a dispicible, dishonorable group of criminals who are enemies of freedom. The human trafficking situation should be given priority — everything humanly possible needs to be done to stop it. The ideai of this Country being the land of the free and the home of the brave will be somewhat tarnished until the human trafficking situation is stopped. Remember the 1941 song “We Did It Before — and we can do it again ” — it provides a spirit that is appropriate for dealing with this border invasion. Hope for those who are victims of human trafficking can be increased by more people listening to Tim Ballard, and that is happening, so that is a genuine improvement. Let Freedom reach those victims of human trafficking as soon as humanly possible. Let the forces of Good prevail, as they have done before, in this standing up to evil connected to the border corruption. Better days are on the way !

Donna
Donna
10 months ago

I wonder how much longer God will withhold his judgment on our nation.

LauraC
LauraC
10 months ago

Unwittingly? Really? Seems pretty much on purpose to me. They know these kids disappear and are never heard from again. After the first one or two or ten goes missing, that changes to “trafficking kids is our policy”. There was another lady who testified months ago who worked for DHHS and TOLD her superiors kids were being trafficked and was removed from her position so she’d shut up about it. Unwittingly my…aunt Fanny.

David Millikan
David Millikan
10 months ago

Follow the $kickbacks they’re getting for child trafficking.

Rik
Rik
10 months ago

Biden and his Open Borders policies are adding to the Democratic Party’s plan to convert America into becoming a Communist country!

Jackie
Jackie
10 months ago

If there’s money in it for Joe, I have no doubt that Biden and his administration would be involved!! I have absolutely no respect for Joe Biden nor any of his administration since none of them are willing to stand up to the guy who is making such a mess of things!!!

HocasPocas
HocasPocas
10 months ago

When are they going to start charging mayorkas and the rest of the biden regime for their crimes against humanity and treason

Robert Zuccaro
Robert Zuccaro
10 months ago

According to the left, any talk of organized human trafficking is QUANON. Guess you have to be a Democrat donor like Jeffrey Epstein to be considered “legit”.

Rob citizenship
Rob citizenship
10 months ago

Have been giving it some thought and the matter of the spell check system being responsible for errors is important and worth a comment . This topic — human trafficking and border related corruption — makes having clear writing an important issue. Understanding the comments is better done if words are spelled correctly. In the comment I wrote earlier for this article , in the fourth sentence the word — despicable — in spelled incorrectly, because of a spell check system error .The correct reading of that sentence is as follows — ” The border situation is a war against a despicable, dishonorable group of criminals who are enemies of freedom.”

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Rita
Rita
10 months ago

Serving the Devil has much CONSEQUENCE‼️

Stephen Russell
Stephen Russell
10 months ago

To appease cartels right Biden

Gabe Hanzeli kent wa
Gabe Hanzeli kent wa
10 months ago

they need to be in prison for life.
but then most democrats do belong in prison

Conservative Veteran
Conservative Veteran
10 months ago

This article has prompted the left to go after Tim Ballard in an effort to destroy him. It is the Democrats modus operandi. Go against the narrative and you will be destroyed. It has happened for years but Democrats are on a take no prisoners approach. Stay strong conservatives. History is on our side.

Harry
Harry
10 months ago

Why bother? All talk and no action against Mayorkas for three years and the mental midget in the White House won’t touch it either. Probably a gift to Hunter, littler girls. I wonder who is pocketing the money from the cartels that hold more power than any law enforcement organization in the country. This border issue is and will take this country down. The drugs alone coming in make it easier for China to take over. Thanks Democrat commies for selling the country out. Your good days are over too with the one sided media and big business , who the people in this country have supported for years , maybe coming to an end too!

Rose Bp
Rose Bp
10 months ago

Since it’s been mentioned in the past immigrants have been bused in my the current administration, maybe it’s profiting from it ! Oh my did I just say that?

Harley Lovel
Harley Lovel
10 months ago

FJB

PapaYEC
PapaYEC
10 months ago

Robert L Peters, aka, @pedopete, is providing his own supply for his perversion.

anna hubert
anna hubert
10 months ago

You mean Lolita express is still running?

Rita
Rita
10 months ago

Thanks low down dirty joey ????????????‼️

usa american
usa american
10 months ago

tim ballard is a stupid disgruntled former employee

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