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The Link Between Immigration and Human Trafficking

Written by: John Wood in on July 31, 2012

“Is life so dear, or peace so sweet, as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery? Forbid it, Almighty God! I know not what course others may take; but as for me, give me liberty or give me death!” ― Patrick Henry

Did you happen to catch the news within the past week about a woman found wandering the streets of Melbourne who stated that she was a victim of human trafficking and had been held a slave? The reality of modern day slavery has hit home and we must continue to move forward in the movement to end the debasement of human beings.  I sat down to have a brief conversation with Pastor Gus Davies (who emigrated with his family from Sierra Leone to the USA) to better understand the link between immigration and human trafficking.  I invite you to share in our conversation by commenting below.

Immigration and Human Trafficking Defined

 

The Connection between Immigration and Human Trafficking

Join the fight! Come to Northland at Longwood this week on Thursday, August 2, from 7 to 8:30 p.m., in room 4213, for the Immigration and Human Trafficking Learning Group. We will delve deeper into these issues when we meet this week, as well as, discuss together what our response should be. I hope you'll continue to follow this blog for updates, informational videos highlighting the problems, stories and practical steps that you can take to make a difference right where you are!

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