U.S. Border Patrol agents arrested 14 undocumented immigrants who were hiding in the bed of a dump truck.
Thousands of human trafficking victims, mostly children, are being crossed through the Imperial Valley. Tim Ballard, founder of Operation Underground Railroad, made that statement at Wednesday's Second Annual Human Trafficking and Commercial Exploitation of Children Summit in El Centro.
The founder of an international law-enforcement organization that focuses on rescuing victims of human trafficking and commercial sexual exploitation of children was the featured speaker at the Second Annual Summit on Human Trafficking in Imperial Valley.
Not long ago the border between the Desert Southwest and our southern neighbors was nothing more than a line of barbed wire and in many places there was nothing at all. Soon, with the aide of the National Guard and the Army Corps. of Engineers, the Department of Homeland Security built a fence reducing the number of illegal crossings dramatically.