Tim Ballard, former DHS agent, founder of Operation Underground Railroad and the man depicted in the hit anti-trafficking film Sound of Freedom, told Congress on Wednesday that Biden administration's handling of the crisis at the US border has essentially made it a "child-trafficking delivery service."
The comments came during a Committee on Homeland Security meeting, to assess the human cost of Biden's border crisis.
"Our federal agents who work in the southern border are women and men of the highest integrity, dedication," Ballard said during the hearing. He added that "despite the hard work and success" of agents on the ground, it is "vividly clear" that "US border security and broken US policy are feeding the growth of human trafficking in the United States."
"One way this is seen is the absence of physical barriers on our border," Ballard explained. "I have personally seen how ports of entry were responsible for helping rescue a child, catch a sexual predator and start a chain of events that rescue multiple children is abuse on the other hand, but I've spoken with survivors who are trafficked by cartels taking advantage of the miles and miles of unprotected US border."
He continued, "One case in particular, a young woman was brought across the border in an area where no barrier protection existed. Once in the US, she was sold and raped for money up to 30 to 40 times a day for five years before eventually escaping herself. She shared with me the tragic conclusion that had her captors been forced to attempt a crossing into our country at the port of entry just like the little boys in [Sound of Freedom], she would have had a better chance to rescue."
Later in the hearing, Ballard declared that "as a result of this administration's current policies, DHS and HHS have unwittingly become a child trafficking delivery service."
Ballard has spoken on the southern border on numerous occasions, especially in regard to how its porous nature opens the floodgates for more cases of child trafficking.
The longtime anti-child trafficking advocate has explicitly condemned the Biden administration's border policy on numerous occasions; he exclusively told The Post Millennial that the US having an open border is far from being "compassionate," and is in fact "the most cruel thing" one could do to children given the advantages it offers to traffickers.
"Is it compassionate to open doors so kids can walk freely and to be abused by pedophiles?" Ballard asked. "I think it's cruel."
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