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Sara Carter Podcast: GOYA CEO combats child trafficking, exposing the growing criminal enterprise in U.S.

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By Jenny Goldsberry

Amidst the border crisis, sex trafficking has become the fastest growing international crime network surpassing the roughly $150 billion drug trade. Sara Carter invited GOYA CEO Robert Unanue onto the Sara Carter Show podcast to discuss the growing trend of sex and child trafficking at the border. Unanue has been an advocate for human trafficking victims all while running his business.

“He doesn’t care if someone tries to cancel him,” Carter said by way of introduction. “He is speaking up about these monsters. He is speaking out loud and clear. He has one of the biggest food corporations in the world. And he is willing to fight the fight.”

Unanue says his deep faith in God and ‘the Holy Spirit’ gives him the strength to combat these criminal organizations and assist organizations that are already battling to save children across the country. On July 30, Goya Foods announced that the company had recently “launched Goya Cares and has reached out to organizations whose primary focus is to rescue, rehabilitate and reunite” trafficked children into a ” loving and caring society.”

As part of Goya Cares’ Unanue pledged $2 million to combating child trafficking.

Moreover, Goya Cares coalition will partner with “Catholic Charities of San Antonio, Hope Rising USA, American Cornerstone Institute, founded by Dr. Ben Carson, Eyes on Me, The Eric Chase Foundation, Freedom Humanitarian Project, founded by Eduardo Verástegui, producer of the film Sound of Freedom, International Centre for Missing and Exploited Children, Operation Underground Railroad, founded by Tim Ballard, and Maestro Cares Foundation, founded by Marc Anthony and Henry Cardenas. Each of these organizations is dedicated to combating, rescuing, and/or rehabilitating victims of human and child trafficking.”

The United Nations estimates there are yet roughly 25 million slaves in the world. But Unaue says that’s a low estimate and it could be closer to 40 million. Among them, 70% are women and 25% are children.

“The United States is the biggest consumer because they’re the wealthiest nation,” Unaue said.

Meanwhile, U.S. authorities lack the necessary resources and manpower to combat the crisis . Founder of Operation Underground Railroad, Ballard said he started his organization because so much of the fight against sex trafficking fell outside of the jurisdiction of the government.

Unaue met Ballard in Utah last weekend and was impressed by his organization. According to the CEO, the fight against these crimes begins with organizations like Ballard’s.

Underground Railroad takes charitable donations to train Americans “how to recognize a child that might be being trafficked,” Unaue said. “A lot of times molestation starts from within the family. Across the board, it’s in our neighborhood, it’s in our own homes. And so this is not happening somewhere else. This is happening here.”

You can follow Jenny Goldsberry on Twitter @jennyjournalism.

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Two dozen states sending National Guard troops to U.S.-Mexico border

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“The border is secure” says Vice President Kamala Harris; yet almost two dozen states are sending up to 2,500 National Guard troops to the U.S.-Mexico border. The assistance is aimed at helping federal immigration officials handle the border crisis.

“Groups that support tougher immigration restrictions say the deployment of the National Guard troops will help overburdened federal agencies deal with the surge of illegal immigration”, reports the Center Square.

The deployments were requested by the U.S. Department of Defense and Republican-led states like Kentucky, South Carolina and Arkansas, as well as Democratic-led states such as Rhode Island and Illinois will all be sending assistance. Other states sending troops include Arizona, Georgia, Indiana, Minnesota, Missouri, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania and the U.S. territory of Puerto Rico, DOD officials said.

“Several other states – Mississippi, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Oregon, Utah and Washington – will be providing National Guard aviation support for border operations, according to the department.”

“The U.S. Virgin Islands has also committed National Guard troops to the mission, which is being overseen by the U.S. Northern Command.”

The Center Square reports:

The troops were requested by DOD to assist U.S. Border Patrol in dealing with a surge of illegal trafficking of people, weapons and drugs into the country. The troops will work only in support missions, a Defense Department spokesman said, and are prohibited under federal law from detaining undocumented migrants or others caught crossing into the United States illegally…

…The U.S. Border Patrol has apprehended migrants at the U.S.-Mexico border more than 1.8 million times since October, breaking previous records, according to the agency. The Center Square, through its sources, reported in August the number of illegal entries is nearly 5 million since Biden began to occupy the White House in January 2020.

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