human trafficking http://tpr.org en San Antonio Woman Faces Possible Life Sentence For Child Sex Trafficking http://tpr.org/post/san-antonio-woman-faces-possible-life-sentence-child-sex-trafficking <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A San Antonio woman is facing a possible life in prison for her role in the sex trafficking of a 15-year-old girl.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">20-year-old Amber </span>Doak<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> pled guilty to her role in prostituting the teenager last August, admitting to knowingly enticing and encouraging a minor into engaging in sexual acts for money.</span></p> Wed, 12 Mar 2014 21:27:20 +0000 Eileen Pace 28150 at http://tpr.org Drone Testing Starts In Texas http://tpr.org/post/drone-testing-starts-texas <p><strong>Fronteras:</strong> A university research team in Texas was one of six teams selected by the FAA to begin testing drones, but not everyone is keen on the idea. A little-known stretch of desert in southern New Mexico is the site of a proposed national monument but some fear its proximity to the border may invite illegal traffic. And a&nbsp;developer in Arizona embarks on an urban renewal project in a poor Phoenix barrio but how will this impact the area’s rich Latino past?</p> Fri, 17 Jan 2014 19:56:40 +0000 Crystal Chavez 25252 at http://tpr.org Drone Testing Starts In Texas Political Asylum Requests From Mexicans Have Tripled Since 2009 http://tpr.org/post/political-asylum-requests-mexicans-have-tripled-2009 <p><strong>Fronteras:</strong> More Mexicans are trying to escape intimidation and/or violence by petitioning the U.S. for political asylum.&nbsp;Human trafficking&nbsp;is a growing problem in the Southwestern United States. Authorities in Juárez are finalizing their investigation into the cause of a deadly explosion at a candy factory last month. The McDonald Observatory in West Texas is now home to the historic Otto Struve telescope.</p><p><strong>Mexican Political Asylum Requests Up</strong></p> Fri, 15 Nov 2013 18:34:56 +0000 Crystal Chavez 21996 at http://tpr.org Political Asylum Requests From Mexicans Have Tripled Since 2009 Websites Selling Sex Advertising Avoid Liability With Senate Bill Word Change http://tpr.org/post/websites-selling-sex-advertising-avoid-liability-senate-bill-word-change <p>The idea behind Senate Bill 94 was to hurt human traffickers by shutting down their internet connection to customers. The law was intended to stop websites from selling ads for sex.</p><p>The women, who are often underage, are trafficked for sex, their traffickers get the money, and the websites also get a cut. <a href="http://aimgroup.com/" target="_blank">The Aim Group</a>, an online media analyst, estimated that Backpage.com took in $22 million last year from escort advertising.</p> Tue, 09 Apr 2013 18:58:29 +0000 Paul Flahive 9355 at http://tpr.org Websites Selling Sex Advertising Avoid Liability With Senate Bill Word Change The Source: The Scope Of Human Trafficking In Bexar County http://tpr.org/post/source-scope-human-trafficking-bexar-county <p>Trafficking is a multi-billion dollar enterprise in the United states, and Texas is a main transportation area. A 2007 <a href="http://sharedhope.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/SanAntonio_PrinterFriendly2.pdf" target="_blank">study </a>showed that one in five trafficked persons came through Texas.</p><p>Awareness is key to action, and despite new awareness efforts, many still don't know what trafficking looks like, what the indicators are, and how women find themselves in these situations.&nbsp;</p><p> Wed, 03 Apr 2013 11:57:25 +0000 Paul Flahive 9003 at http://tpr.org The Source: The Scope Of Human Trafficking In Bexar County