Thursday, September 20, 2007

Should Children Trafficked to the UK be Allowed to Stay

I am very glad to see that UNICEF is championing trafficked children in the UK.

The issue revolves around youngsters who have been brought to the UK to work as sex slaves or forced labor, and UNICEF's recommendation is that they be allowed to stay in the country to recover from their ordeal.

Specifically, the story states, "Children trafficked into Britain to work as sex slaves or in other types of forced labour should be allowed to stay in the country to recover from their ordeals, a report has said.

"A system of renewable residence permits should be introduced for youngsters rescued from such abuse, said the study by Unicef and children's rights organisation Ecpat (End Child Prostitution, Child Pornography and the Trafficking of Children for Sexual Purposes).">> more

I believe this is a just and fair solution. The children come from depressed Third World countries, and returning them home, even if they are not stigmatized because of what they were forced to do when slaves, they will return to the kind of poverty and hopelessness that prompted someone to sell or steal them into slavery in the first place. But the other point is that if it were not for the avarice, perversions or greed of UK citizens and residents who promote or condone this slavery, there would be no market for these children to be brought to the country.

A good, stable adult with love and tolerance in his heart is about the best therapy a child can have.~~~L. Ron Hubbard, founder of the Scientology religion

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