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May 2023: Rubio, Scott, Cotton Introduce Legislation to Stop Trafficking of Unaccompanied Migrant Children

May 4, 2023 | Comunicados de Prensa

The Biden Administration continues to neglect the rising number of unaccompanied migrant children arriving at the United States’ southern border. The administration’s lack of action and awareness has led to these children falling victim to human trafficking. 

U.S. Senators Marco Rubio (R-FL), Rick Scott (R-FL), and Tom Cotton (R-AR) introduced the Stop Human Trafficking of Unaccompanied Migrant Children Act to require the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to take necessary steps when placing an unaccompanied alien child with a potential sponsor inside the United States.  

  • “The Biden Administration’s reckless approach to immigration puts vulnerable migrant children at risk. The recent reports of child labor violations are a disturbing reminder of the consequences of the president’s open border policies. The Stop Human Trafficking of Unaccompanied Migrant Children Act is an important step in preventing this from happening and ensuring that proper vetting procedures are in place to protect these vulnerable children.” – Senator Rubio

  • “No one is safe from the suffering caused by President Biden’s border crisis, especially children. The savage cartels don’t care about a child’s life, they happily traffic them across Biden’s wide-open border and collect the payment without a minute of regret. That must end NOW. I have seven grandkids and I cannot imagine them every being put at risk. Every child is worth protecting. Hundreds of thousands of migrant children have entered the federal government’s shelter system and President Biden’s administration is not doing nearly enough to keep them safe. We must ensure that these unaccompanied children placed with a sponsor by this administration are not being trafficked. I’m proud to lead my colleagues in introducing this good bill and implement real vetting that protects kids.” – Senator Scott

  • “President Biden’s refusal to secure the border has turned the area into a hotbed of human trafficking, including trafficking of minors. Our bill will ensure that any unaccompanied children go to responsible, vetted, and legal adults.” – Senator Cotton

Flashback … In April, Senator Rubio and his colleagues sent a letter to President Joe Biden expressing their concerns regarding the Administration’s neglect of migrant children subjected to human trafficking.