Blue Campaign - Homeland Security

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Real Estate Agent with DFW FINE PROPERTIES 0506509

Any time, day, or night read the news. There are more and more headline stories in all states and cities about human trafficking. What is the Blue Campaign and do you know what to do?


BLUE CAMPAIGN. ONE VOICE. ONE MISSION. END HUMAN TRAFFICKING. 

"Blue Campaign is a national public awareness campaign designed to educate the public, law enforcement, and other industry partners to recognize the indicators of human trafficking, and how to appropriately respond to possible cases."


The DHS Center for Countering Human Trafficking partners with the private sector, non governmental organizations, law enforcement, state and local authorities, just to name a few. You can help too!

 

To report suspected human trafficking to Federal Law Enforcement: 1-866-347-2423.

Para reportar un posible caso de trata de personas: 1-866-347-2423.

To get help from the National Human Trafficking Hotline: 1-888-373-7888.

Obtenga ayuda de la Linea Directa Nacional de Trata de Personas: 1-888-373-7888


In todays Headline News the following story was featured:

"Youth pastor, teacher among 46 arrested in North Texas prostitution sting, the men busted at hotels in Frisco and Southlake face up to two years in prison." 

Last year in NextDoor Neighbor, a local neighbor reported that in the middle of the night a man and woman and several children were dropped off in a vacant house for rent by a vehicle that came and went leaving them with no clothes, food, or furniture. While compassionate hearts responded and were quick to ask for the address to volunteer to deliver food, clothes, blankets, mattresses, etc., not one person knew who to call or even considered the children might be in danger. Yes, I did respond quickly to raise concern. 

If you check the Blue Campaign website, there is training for Industry Professionals for Convenience Retail Resources, Transportation Industry, and Hospitality Industry. As REALTORS® would you know what to do? I have not heard of any NAR awareness campaigns, have you? Sex Trafficking is at an all time high and cannot be ignored. During the past two years I have seen headline news about sex trafficking in all states and cities and the problem is growing. Knowing what to do and who to call is just a start and something not to ignore.  
 

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Comments (10)

Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

That is a very scary and sad thing that is happening.  I wish that they could stop human trafficking from happening.

Jan 24, 2023 04:35 AM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP

Brian England - We all need to be vigilant and know who are the proper authorities to contact. This is a growing problem. Several years ago a friend of mine who I worked with had a first year college student coming home for the holidays. He called his mom and told her where he was and about when he would be home. He never got home.

Jan 24, 2023 04:39 AM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning Patricia. Until we get control of our Southern Border, we are out of luck on this issue. Once competent leadership closes the border the hard work begins and it will take years to undue the damage so far done. Enjoy your day.

Jan 24, 2023 04:39 AM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP

Wayne Martin - It is a sad state of affairs and everyone is impacted in one way or another. Babylon. That's what I think of. 

Jan 24, 2023 04:42 AM
Ray Henson
eXp Realty of California, Inc. (lic. #01878277) - Elk Grove, CA
Realtor

I agree with what Wayne Martin said.  The people in charge have buried their heads to so many of their responsibilities and it looks like they will continue down the same path.  It is very sad and people our dying.  Thank you for doing your part to help.  

Jan 24, 2023 04:57 AM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP

Ray Henson - When Leaders don't lead, and followers don't care, the problem perpetuates. 

Jan 24, 2023 05:03 AM
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker/REALTOR® - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

Good morning Patricia! Human trafficking is a huge issue, including here - Most states probably have a way to report issues;  we have a 1-800 hotline, a call/text number, a state trafficking website and at least one non-profit that focuses just on stopping this. This is an important issue to highlight as it is truly happening all over the country.

Jan 24, 2023 05:06 AM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP

Kat Palmiotti - it is good to know that most states have reporting practices in place. I worry about properties for lease when the owner is a mystery and nowhere to be found. This truly is a very serious problem in our country.

 

Jan 24, 2023 05:16 AM
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

The more you hear about this,  the more we all want to do something. Thank you for supporting.

Jan 24, 2023 05:09 AM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP

Laura Cerrano - it is a chronic problem. It is always good to hear from you Laura. 

Jan 24, 2023 05:17 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Good morning Patricia,

There is a real problem in our country with human trafficking which so many are unaware. Your post should be a wake call to many. You are right we all need to be vigilant and know who are the proper authorities to contact. Burying our heads in the sand is not helping. Until we close the borders and take those who are legally making the transition to become citizens we will not see a decrease in human trafficking.

Jan 24, 2023 05:22 AM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP

Dorie Dillard Austin TX - it hard to imagine how many children are caught up in the sex trafficking web. I can't think of any sane or rational child that says, I want to leave home and become a part of sex trafficking. My heart bleeds for them and their real parents. 

Jan 24, 2023 05:33 AM
Leanne Smith
Dirt Road Real Estate - Golden Valley, AZ
Relocation to NW AZ with elbow room & more freedom

Human trafficking is beyond terrible. Having a loose border has only increased this terrible human behavior.

Jan 24, 2023 05:44 AM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP

Oh my goodness Leanne Smith - it was just a general comment and not directed at you. That thought never entered my mind. I think the world of you! You are one of the most ethical people here on AR. 

Jan 24, 2023 07:46 AM
Leanne Smith

I never said it wasn't a crime.  Crime is predicated on human behavior and government regulation or lack there of.  The US Constitution mentions invasion.  Those who invade commit crimes as documented by our Border Security.  My statement was not prejudicial but based on statistical analysis of the increase in human trafficking.

Jan 24, 2023 06:16 AM
Leanne Smith

Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP my apologies as I am truly a literal reader must be being an instructional designer.  I am always looking to seek clarity when responding to comments. Sometimes I do fail in recognizing the well meaning of a general comments.  Again my apologies.

Jan 24, 2023 07:52 AM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP

Leanne Smith - this is CRIME not PREJUDICE. 

Jan 24, 2023 06:13 AM
Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543
Long & Foster Real Estate Inc 610-225-7400 - Devon, PA
Selling the Main Line & Chester County

This is such a human tragedy that will affect those trafficked for the rest of their lives. It happens within our borders not just across our borders. We all need to be aware and have our eyes open to what is happening around us and be willing to get involved. Ask questions, and yes publishing the numbers is a start. I would welcome training on what to do and how to be more aware and what to look for to prevent this.

Jan 24, 2023 07:42 AM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP

Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543 - the public needs to have positive action steps to help prevent the obvious. My heart goes out to all those kids. 

Jan 24, 2023 07:49 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Great PSA, Patricia, to help build awareness of this scourge of human trafficking. And, of course, what is happening on the border is not helping in the least.

Jan 24, 2023 11:24 AM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP

Nina Hollander, Broker - Building awareness is very important. The border crisis is a human tragedy. 

Jan 24, 2023 04:04 PM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Patricia I was not aware of the "Blue Campaign".  Thank you for the information.

Jan 24, 2023 03:22 PM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP

George Souto - You're welcome. I am glad that you appreciated the information.

Jan 24, 2023 04:05 PM