(AmericanProsperity.com) – The Biden border crisis has not only strained communities on the border trying to keep up with the thousands of migrants streaming in, but smuggling and child trafficking is also on the rise as the sheer number makes it easier to blend in. But, the GOP has introduced a new bill to try and protect the children coming over the border from these criminals.
On Wednesday, March 24, Senator Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) joined with Joni Ernst (R-IA) and Thom Tillis (R-NC) to introduce the “End Child Trafficking Now Act.” If passed, the bill would ensure the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) provides adults, and minors they’re traveling with, DNA tests to ensure the relationship they state to authorities is legitimate. If it turns out the adult has lied about the relationship, they could face up to 10 years in prison.
Senator Blackburn shared her reasoning for the bill on Twitter:
After seeing the crisis firsthand, I’m reintroducing legislation to require DNA testing at the border to deter fraud and child trafficking with @SenJoniErnst @SenThomTillis @SenatorRounds pic.twitter.com/4cuwcnv9Qy
— Sen. Marsha Blackburn (@MarshaBlackburn) March 24, 2021
This GOP initiative would help our border patrol fight child trafficking and discourage cartels from attempting to smuggle these children. Amidst the chaos that is the border right now, good can still be done by helping to end human trafficking.
~Here’s to Your Prosperity!
Copyright 2021, AmericanProsperity.com