President Trump vowed to reinstate Title 42 and end child trafficking during a speech at the Concerned Women for America Summit in Washington D.C.
“I will use Title 42 to end the child-trafficking crisis by returning all trafficked children to their families, in their home countries, immediately,” Trump told the crowd.
The 45th President continued:
“And as Jim Caviezel – who’s a great guy, you know who he is? – In the movie Sound of Freedom, he said, ‘God’s children are not for sale.”
Earlier this year, Trump invited former DHS agent Tim Ballard, the man behind the inspiration for the Sound of Freedom, actor Jim Caviezel and director of Sound of Freedom Eduardo Verástegui to a special screening at his golf club in Bedminster, New Jersey.
During Trump’s time in the White House, he made it clear that child trafficking must be put to an end.
The Trump administration in 2019 implemented a pilot program that conducted rapid DNA testing of illegal aliens crossing the border with an accompanying minor, discovering over 30% of illegal immigrants crossing the border with minors are not even related to the children.
However, the Biden administration terminated the DNA testing program despite it being successful.
Last week, Ballard called out the Biden administration to get serious about the missing 85,000 migrant children.
Ballard also noted that vulnerable children are more at risk for child trafficking because it is the “number-one country in consuming child-exploitation material.”
“So my question for this administration: Why will you not at the very least give these foreign children that same protection? You’re giving them no protection, hardly any at all. In fact, what you’re giving them is a joke,” he said.
Since 2021, around 345,000 unaccompanied minors have crossed the border, according to US Customs and Border Protection figures.
Out of those numbers, around 85,000 have lost contact with federal officials, putting them at risk of sex trafficking, exploitation, and abuse.