Children trapped in bad family situations, poverty and abuse, within the public welfare system is a serious matter; something one could not imagine occurring in the United States. In June 2014, the 24-hour call center of NCMEC received more than 3,989,626 calls since it was created in 1984 with information concerning missing or exploited children. Recent open border and lack of border security and laws being enforced by the federal government, an increase of child abductions and exploitation has risen due to the increase of the drug cartel operating north of the Mexican-US border. Those abducted children are sold like cattle or used in some exploitation operation of some sort, including child pornography. Children become missing for many reasons and the amount of missing children each year is disconcerting, to say the least.
This is something that should not be happening in the 21st century.