Modern Slavery, a keynote address from ACT’s General Secretary

25th July 2018

A deported migrant weeps as she tells her story in San Salvador. During an attempt to reach the US as a migrant she was kidnapped. Migrants are prey to criminal gangs across Mexico that extort money from migrants, abuse and kill them and sell them into prostitution or slavery. Deportations from the US and Mexico to Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador are at a crisis level, where government provision to deal with the wave of repatriations is inadequate. In San Salvador, hundreds of children are repatriated daily.

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