The Center for Equal Opportunity and Opposition to Racism (CEOOR)
has just issued their latest report on the trafficking of human beings into Belgium. According to the Royal Decree establishing it "The Centre's task is to promote equality of opportunity and to combat all forms of discrimination, exclusion, restriction or preferential treatment based on: a so-called race, skin colour, descent, national or ethnic origin, sexual orientation, marital status, birth, wealth, age, religion or ideology, present or future state of health, disability or physical characteristics."
The report finds that faced by an increasing array of laws and policing techniques the slavers and exploiters have professionalized their modes of operation and diversified beyond prostitution to include migrant workers and human smuggling. For instance, the days of pimps keeping watch on their girls from close by are over, replaced by shell companies with older girls or "lady's companions" as phony independants, while the principals stay safe back in Bulgaria, Romania or Albania. Minibusses bring undocumented workers from Bulgaria into the Turkish neighborhoods in certain Belgian cities to work construction. Every three months they are returned to Bulgaria to procure a new 90 day visa. "The networks use the 90 day European right of residency of citizens of the new member states of the Community to exploit them." Russian slavers have taken over the restroom operations in gas stations and staff them with illegals.
Many of these people work willingly since the economic situation at
home is worse, but they are certainly being exploited, their rights are
non-existent, and the social cost is heavy.