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Biden’s DOJ Removes ‘International Sex Trafficking of Minors’ as an ‘Area of Concern’

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The Department of Justice (DOJ), led by Democrat President Joe Biden, has taken child sex trafficking off it’s list of offenses that it regards as “areas of concern.”

The DOJ removed information from their webpage on child sex trafficking in late May.

The section had been added by President Donald Trump’s administration and highlighted that cracking down on the “international sex trafficking of minors” was a top priority for the U.S. government.

The horrible crime is no longer recorded as a “concern” for Biden’s DOJ, it has just been disclosed that the data was erased.

Steve Bannon’s Warroom journalist Natalie Winters revealed the astounding modification.

The shift in strategy comes as criticism of Biden’s ongoing encouragement of mass migration through America’s open southern border grows.

The border is a prime avenue for child sex trafficking, as we at Leading Report have previously reported.

It also coincides with the recent release of the hit anti-child trafficking film “Sound of Freedom.”

On May 12th, 2023, the Department of Justice (DOJ) made significant changes to its homepage detailing what defines child sex trafficking and how the department is combating it, including the removal of the three sections: “International Sex Trafficking of Minors”; “Domestic Sex Trafficking of Minors,” and “Child Victims of Prostitution.”

The website, which belongs to the DOJ’s Criminal Division, lists the “subject areas” that the organization’s Child Exploitation and Obscenity Services concentrate on.

On May 28, 2020, it was revised during the Trump administration.

“One form of sex trafficking involves the cross-border transportation of children,” explains the now-deleted description of international sex trafficking.

“In these situations, traffickers recruit and transfer children across international borders in order to sexually exploit them in another country.

“The traffickers can be individuals working alone, organized crime groups, enterprises, or networks of criminals working together to traffic children into prostitution across country lines,” it continues.

“This form of sex trafficking is a problem in the United States, and recovered victims originate from all over the world, including less-developed areas, such as South and Southeast Asia, Central America, and South America, to more developed areas, such as Western Europe.

“Once in the United States, a child may be trafficked to any or multiple states within the country.”

“The United States not only faces a problem of foreign victims trafficked into the country, but there is also a homegrown problem of American children being recruited and exploited for commercial sex,” begins the section detailing domestic sex trafficking.

“Pimps and traffickers sexually exploit children through street prostitution, and in adult night clubs, illegal brothels, sex parties, motel rooms, hotel rooms, and other locations throughout the United States,” revealed a section highlighting children forced to engage in prostitution.

In the section “Child Sex Trafficking,” which remains on the Biden administration’s version of the DOJ website, the following section was also erased:

“After cultivating a relationship with the child and engendering a false sense of trust, the trafficker will begin engaging the child in prostitution, and use physical, emotional, and psychological abuse to keep the child trapped in a life of prostitution.

“It is common for traffickers to isolate victims by moving them far away from friends and family, altering their physical appearances, or continuously moving them to new locations.

“Victims are heavily conditioned to remain loyal to the trafficker and to distrust law enforcement.”

The Biden admin nor the DOJ has not revealed why the information was scrubbed.

This news follows our recent report of a whistleblower accusing the Biden administration of acting as a “middleman” involved in child sex trafficking.

Whistleblower Tara Lee Rodas, who previously served in the Health and Human Services bureaucracy under Biden, recently testified before the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Immigration Integrity, Security, and Enforcement.

“Whether intentional or not, it can be argued that the U.S. government has become the middleman in a large scale, multi-billion-dollar, child trafficking operation run by bad actors seeking to profit off the lives of children,” Rodas told lawmakers.

“Today, children will be sold for sex,” she testified.

“Today, children will call a hotline to report they are being abused, neglected, and trafficked…..”

Rodas said she had volunteered to help with the crisis at the Southern Border.

“I thought I was going to help place children in loving homes.

“Instead, I discovered that children are being trafficked through a sophisticated network that begins with being recruited in their home country, smuggled to the U.S. border, and ends when ORR [Office of Refugee Resettlement] delivers a child to a sponsor – some sponsors are criminals and traffickers and members of Transnational Criminal Organizations.”

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  2. Grace Livingstone

    July 13, 2023 at 4:40 am

    We haven’t even seen real justice yet with Trump and now this? I knew Biden was too good to be true. This country is failing its women and CHILDREN!!! Is pedophilia and human trafficking not wrong anymore? Are these lazy and immoral men leaving another insurmountable task to the women, the mothers in this country? First, we just found out Merrick Garland almost completely dropped the ball with investigating Trump for J-6 and delayed it for a year now he’s slacking off with this? Republicans are literally legalizing pedophilia across the country and the Biden administration is checking out? I see there’s no statistics showing the problem declined in any way. Is this the Perdue family’s doing? (R) passed a law allowing minors to work in meat packing plants. Another removed the 18yr marrying age limit to minors they get caught having sex with, others want a law to make victims that get impregnated to be forced to marry their abusers. This is not a joke. I can’t believe it. These Fascist pedophiles and White Nationalist billionaires are winning. Even the Biden administration is buckling under the pressure of their lobbyists. The laws republicans are passing by the hundreds says it all. For the first time I know President Biden is not up to the task. He saved us from covid AND saved the economy but now we need a killer DOJ to fight in the courts and a President willing to UNPACK SCOTUS.

  3. Grace Livingstone

    July 13, 2023 at 5:39 am

    We haven’t even seen real justice yet with Trump and now this? I knew Biden’s winning was too good to last. This country is failing its women and CHILDREN!!! Is pedophilia and human trafficking not wrong anymore? Are these lazy and immoral men leaving another insurmountable task to the women, the mothers in this country? First, we just found out Merrick Garland almost completely dropped the ball with investigating Trump for J-6 and delayed it for a year and now he’s slacking off with this? Republicans are literally legalizing pedophilia across the country and the DOJ is checking out? I see there’s no statistics showing the problem declined in any way. Is this the Perdue family’s doing? (R) passed a law allowing minors to work in meat packing plants. Another removed the 18yr marrying age limit to minors they get caught having sex with, others want a law to make victims that get impregnated to be forced to marry their abusers. This is not a joke. It’s enforceable law! I can’t believe it. These Fascist pedophiles /White Nationalist billionaires are too powerful. Is this on Merrik Garland or is President Biden buckling under the pressure of their lobbyists and relentless attacks on Hunter. The laws republicans are passing by the hundreds says it all. For the first time I’m not sure President Biden can fight these people off our rights. He saved us from covid AND a crashing economy (and possibly my life), but now we need a killer DOJ to fight in the courts and he needs to be willing to UNPACK SCOTUS. Something’s not right. I want to know if President Biden is even aware of this yet.

  4. Grace Livingstone

    July 13, 2023 at 6:04 am

    I’m poking around on this sight and I’m pretty sure its Russian propaganda. Steve Bannon is cited above and he traffics in it 24/7. People don’t change their character overnight. And this story was really out of character for Joe Biden. And I’ve been watching the hatchet job the Republicans have got going against Hunter Biden and its disturbing in the extreme. Every “Whistleblower” the republicans claim they have turn out to be “Missing” or attorneys that have lost their law liscence for lying in court and even outright criminals. Russian oligarchs who are wanted by the FBI for crimes against the United States. Republicans and Trump hey had their own prosecutor for 5 years who himself says he had free reign to prosecute and charge Hunter Biden as he saw fit according to evidence and he came up with nothing. If Hunter Biden is guilty of a crime for WORKING as a paid board member of a gas country in another free country then you will also have to arrest every CEO and board member of EVERY multinational company. There are millions of these. This is not illegal.

    BEWARE! RUSSIAN PROPAGANDA! RUSSIA IS THE SWORN ENEMY OF THE UN ITED STATES and so is Steve Bannon.

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Biden Admin is Using Fraudulent Climate Dataset in Push For Green Agenda, According to Government Watchdog

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A government watchdog group has filed a complaint with the Biden administration over its use of a dataset frequently used to push its climate agenda.

Protect the Public’s Trust (PPT) filed the complaint with the Commerce Department over the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) “Billions Project” dataset, which purports to keep track of natural [and climate] disasters that have caused at least $1 billion in damages going back to 1980. The billion-dollar disasters (BDD) data — cited frequently by the Biden administration to insinuate that climate change is intensifying and justify sweeping green policies — is based on opaque data derived from questionable accounting practices, PPT alleges in the complaint.

“American families and businesses continue to struggle with persistently high inflation, which many attribute in large part to the energy policies and government spending of the current administration. The idea that blatant violations of scientific integrity could be underlying the rationale for these policies should concern every American,” Michael Chamberlain, PPT’s director, told the Daily Caller News Foundation. “Unfortunately, this is far from an isolated incident. The Biden Administration came into office pledging that its decision making would be grounded in the highest-quality science, but all too often has failed to live up to those promises.”

The complaint was filed with the Commerce Department, as NOAA operates under its auspices, Chamberlain told the DCNF.

PPT’s complaint alleges that NOAA does not adequately disclose its sources and methods for compiling the BDD dataset, adds and removes BDD events from the dataset without providing its rationale for doing so and produces cost estimates that are sometimes significantly different than those generated by more conventional accounting procedures.

While NOAA states that it develops its BDD data from more than a dozen sources, the agency does not disclose those sources for specific events or show how it calculates loss estimates from those sources, PPT’s complaint alleges.

The complaint further alleges that NOAA’s accounting methods are opaque and “produce suspect results.”

For example, when Hurricane Id alia took aim at Florida in 2023, NOAA initially projected that the storm would cause about $2.5 billion worth of damages before insured losses ultimately came in at about $310 million, according to PPT’s complaint, which cites the Florida Office of Insurance Regulation

 for that figure. Nevertheless, NOAA subsequently marked up its estimate for how much damage the storm caused to $3.5 billion, a discrepancy for which NOAA provided no explanation, PPT alleges in its complaint.

NOAA researchers have disclosed in the past that the agency considers factors such as functions pertaining to livestock feeding costs — in addition to more conventional types of damages — in their cost calculations.

Further, the complaint alleges that BDD events are quietly added and removed from the dataset without explanation, citing Roger Pielke Jr., a former academic who believes climate change to be a real threat but opposes politicized science. In a forthcoming paper analyzing the merits of BDD statistics, Pielke compared the dataset in late 2022 to the dataset in the middle of 2023 and found that ten new BDD events were added to the list and 3 were subtracted without explanation.

Apart from the issues with methodology alleged by PPT in its complaint, the use of BDD events as a proxy for climate change’s intensity is inherently misleading because economic data does not reflect changes in meteorological conditions, as Pielke has previously explained to the DCNF.

For example, increasing concentrations of assets, especially in coastal areas, can confound the usefulness of BDD events as an indicator for the intensity of climate change, as Energy and Environment Legal Institute Senior Policy Fellow Steve Milloy has previously explained to the DCNF. Hypothetically, the same exact hurricane could hit the same exact place, decades apart, with vastly different damage totals; this would be the case because there are simply more assets sitting in the way of the storm, not because the storm was any more violent due to worsening climate change.

NOAA has acknowledged this limitation of the dataset in prior communications with the DCNF.

Additionally, NOAA will add disasters to the list retrospectively because it adjusts for inflation, meaning that a hurricane that caused $800 million in damages in 1980 dollars would be added to the list because the damages exceed $1 billion when adjusted for inflation, for example.

The Biden administration has frequently cited the BDD dataset to substantiate its massive climate agenda.

For example, Deputy Energy Secretary David Turk cited the dataset in written testimony submitted to lawmakers in February explaining the White House’s decision to pause new approvals for liquefied natural gas export terminals.

The BDD statistics are also referenced Fifth National Climate Assessment (NCA5), the Biden administration’s landmark climate report that is intended to provide the most sound scientific basis for lawmakers and officials to craft climate policy.

NOAA asserted that the increasing frequency of BDD events is a sign of intensifying climate change in a January press release and blog post summarizing 2023, and then defended the use of the dataset in subsequent communications with the DCNF.

“Sensational climate claims made without proper scientific basis and spread by government officials threaten the public’s trust in its scientific officials and undermines the government’s mission of stewarding the environment,” PPT’s complaint states. “It also poses the danger of policymakers basing consequential government policy on unscientific claims unsupported by evidence.”

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U.S. Military Has Started Recalling Retirees Due to Recruiting Crisis

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The U.S. Army Publishing Directorate released the ALARACT 017/2024, titled, “Utilization of the Army Retiree Recall Program.”

The document cites Executive Order 13223 from the Bush administration in 2001.

A retiree recall is a “retired Soldier who is ordered to active duty (AD) from the Retired Reserve or the retired list under 10 USC 688/688a, 12301(a), or 12301(d). Per AR 601-10, Recalled retiree Soldiers must be aligned to a valid vacant AC requirement that matches the grade and skill of the retiree before he or she may be recalled to AD,” according to the document. “The retiree population will be utilized as a last resort to fill Active Component vacant requirements.”

The ALARACT 017/2024 comes as the U.S. military is experiencing a recruitment crisis.

The U.S. Army recently announced that it is cutting thousands of positions. Authorized troop levels will now be an estimated 470,000 by fiscal year 2029, down 24,000 from its 494,000 soldiers.

“While making these investments and adding formations, the Army must also reduce force structure to protect readiness in light of decreased end strength. The Army is currently significantly over-structured, meaning there are not enough soldiers to fill out existing units and organizations. Army leaders seek to have at least 470,000 soldiers in the Active Component by FY29, which is nearly 20,000 above the current end strength but a reduction of about 24,000 authorizations compared to currently planned force structure,” the report

 states.

It added that the Army is “undertaking a similarly important transformation of its recruiting enterprise so that it can man units sufficiently, continue to bring the right types and amounts of new talent into the Army, and rebuild its overall end strength.” Noting the ongoing recruitment failure within the U.S. military, the document noted, “The Army must solve its recruiting challenges to successfully transform for the future.”

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Trucker Claims he was Forced at Gunpoint to Transport Illegal Immigrants

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A truck driver in Texas who was arrested for smuggling migrants claims that he was forced to transfer them at gunpoint.

Texas Governor Greg Abbott has highlighted smuggling and drug activities linked to illegal immigration as reasons for deploying Texas National Guard personnel and Texas Department of Public Safety officers to address the surge in migrant encounters at the US-Mexico border, which reached a record 2.4 million during the 2023 fiscal year, marking a substantial increase from the previous year.

Senate Bill 4 includes a provision allowing Texas to enforce its own immigration regulations, distinct from federal oversight. This provision proposes increasing the minimum sentence for convicted migrant smugglers or individuals operating stash houses from two to ten years.

The truck driver in question, Luis Enrique Lara from Laredo, was apprehended at a highway checkpoint on March 24 and charged with various offenses related to transporting migrants, as per an affidavit from the Laredo Morning Times. The affidavit indicates that during a checkpoint s top, law enforcement’s K-9 unit signaled potential contraband in Lara’s trailer. Subsequently, officers found three migrants hidden under pillows, contrary to Lara’s assertion that he was unaware of their presence.

Lara explained to authorities that he was coerced by an individual named “Luis” at gunpoint about a month before his arrest at a gas station in Katy. This person allegedly instructed Lara to transport migrants to San Antonio, leading to the events that culminated in his detention.

Concerns about human and drug trafficking across the southern border have been raised by various political figures and officials, including former US Ambassador to the UN and White House National Security Adviser John Bolton, who expressed worries about criminal exploitation of border vulnerabilities.

FBI Director Christopher Wray has also testified about the potential for terrorists using fake IDs to enter the country undetected, emphasizing the challenges faced by federal agencies in monitoring illegal immigration flows.

Governor Abbott, while facing criticism from some religious leaders regarding the portrayal of migrants, has urged legislative action to address illegal border crossings. The political landscape suggests differing approaches depending on election outcomes, with potential shifts in immigration policies based on who holds office.

SOURCE: LAREDO MORNING TIMES

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