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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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DHS Secretary Mayorkas Says We Cannot Remove ‘11 Million Undocumented Individuals’ Unlawfully in U.S.

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Troubling details were unearthed during the questioning of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas by the Senate Judiciary Committee ranking member Chuck Grassley (R-IA). Grassley asked Mayorkas about a DHS memo from September 30 which reads: “The fact an individual is a removable noncitizen will not alone be the basis of an enforcement action against them.”

“Does that reasoning apply to the [1.2] million illegal immigrants who have received due process and been given a final order of removal by an immigration judge?” Grassley asked Mayorkas.

“We cannot remove 1.2 million individuals, nor can we remove more than 11 million undocumented individuals, individuals who are unlawfully present in the United States, who might not have final orders of removal” Mayorkas answered.

Mayorkas also stated that he had issued the due process policy after drawing on “tremendous experience not only as a member of the Department of Homeland Security but as a federal prosecutor.”

Grassley pressed Mayorkas, asking, “should any of them be removed?”

“Of course,” Mayorkas said. “I do believe that individuals who pose a public safety threat, who pose a national security threat, who pose a border security threat, should be removed, and we should be smart and effective in our use of resources, and we should focus on the well-being of our communities and prioritize individuals for removal.”

In his opening statements, Grassley addressed Mayorkas and stated, “When you allow the ACLU and open-borders immigration activists rather than career law enforcement professionals to dictate the terms of your immigration and border policies, then you shouldn’t be surprised when record-shattering numbers of people start showing up at the border to take advantage of that.”

Grassley continued, “When you run DHS like it’s an ‘Abolish ICE’ fan club, you shouldn’t be surprised when you have an illegal immigration crisis on your hands.”

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