Republican Argues Immigration Reform Debate Leads To Child Sex Trafficking
The Huffington Post | by Roque Planas | 05/21/2014 4:54 pm EDT
A Republican congressman accused the White House and Congress of being “complicit” in the sex trafficking of undocumented minors on Monday.
In comments apparently prompted by the rising number of unaccompanied minors that have been crossing through the U.S.-Mexico border in Southern Texas, U.S. Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas) said the debate over comprehensive immigration reform is prompting undocumented minors to enter the United States illegally. Railing against the possibility of comprehensive immigration reform, Gohmert went on to argue that legalizing the status of undocumented minors wouldn’t help the economy because children do not pay taxes.