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Let's Never Forget, Federal Agents Save Children

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Michael Reagan By Tuesday, 08 September 2020 05:45 AM EDT Current | Bio | Archive

At a time when law enforcement in general is being vilified in the opposition media, it’s a refreshing contrast to finally encounter some positive coverage. What’s more, both of the agencies involved in these stories have recently been attacked by the propagandists with a press pass that constitute the op media.

Both stories are courtesy of Fox News.

The first involves ICE, the agency the left wants abolished. At a highway checkpoint (something else the left wants abolished) near Laredo, Texas, U.S. Border Patrol agents rescued a "missing girl in a big-rig truck more than 400 miles from her home."

Details regarding the driver and the girl have not been released.

It’s a pleasant coincidence this rescue took place during the week when a new Texas law designed to fight human trafficking took effect. Texas House Bill 2059 "requires certain healthcare practitioners to undergo training to help them identify signs of trafficking. The idea is to enable them to notice and report potential trafficking situations when victims are not forthcoming, out of fear or other reasons."

Texas wasn’t the only site of a rescue last week.

The U.S. Marshals Service — the law enforcement agency in Portland, Oregon finding itself under fire from rioters and their handmaidens in the media — recovered 25 missing children in Ohio and another 39 missing children in Georgia.

The Ohio effort was part of "Operation Safety Net" and the Georgia rescues were part of "Operation Not Forgotten." In Georgia, almost 25% of the children  "were believed to be victims of human trafficking or forced prostitution."

These runaways aren’t of the Tom Sawyer — Huck Finn variety. (Although, come to think of it, the adventures of those two were harrowing enough.)

Over 90% of kids who go missing in the U.S. are considered endangered runaways. According to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, "One in six of the roughly 23,500 endangered runaways reported in 2019 were probable victims of child sex trafficking."

The Marshals even have a unit dedicated to recovering missing children that was founded in 2015 after the federal law, the Victims of Trafficking Act, was passed. Besides creating the dedicated unit, the law also gave the Marshals Service "broader authority to assist other law enforcement agencies with cases involving missing, endangered or abducted children."

That’s a law that has produced tangible benefits for children. The dedication of members of the Border Patrol and the Marshals Service, in spite of unfair attacks, likewise provides tangible benefits for the nation as a whole.

Michael Reagan, the eldest son of President Reagan, is a Newsmax TV analyst. A syndicated columnist and author, he chairs The Reagan Legacy Foundation. Michael is an in-demand speaker with Premiere speaker’s bureau. Read Michael Reagan's Reports — More Here.

Michael R. Shannon is a speaker and political commentator who has entertained audiences on four continents and a handful of islands. His dynamic, laugh–out–loud commentary on current events, politics and culture has connected with audiences in a wide variety of settings. He’s also the author of "A Conservative Christian’s Guidebook for Living in Secular Times (Now With Added Humor!)" Read Michael R. Shannon's Reports — More Here.

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The Marshals even have a unit dedicated to recovering missing children that was founded in 2015 after the federal law, the Victims of Trafficking Act, was passed.
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