Brownsville Herald – Texas adopts new tools to thwart human smugglers

Human traffickers beware: The state of Texas has given law enforcement agencies and children advocacy groups more tools to come after you.

That was the message given Wednesday morning at City Hall during a meeting hosted by Children at Risk, a Houston-based children advocacy group focused on bringing an end to human trafficking.

“Texas has become the hub of human trafficking; Brownsville has become a gateway for human traffickers taking their victims to large cities like Houston and Dallas,” said Bob Sanborn, the president of Children at Risk. “Now the Valley is the frontline in the fight against human traffickers.”

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