The national #EndFGMToday initiative and its leader, international child advocate and attorney Elizabeth Yore, is applauding ICE’s recent efforts at American airports.
Attention, women in the pink hats! You should care about the civil rights of innocent girls, your immigrant sisters who are at grave risk, happen to be protected by ICE. That reality may not fit the frantic narrative of a heartless ICE, but as they say everyone wants the truth, but nobody wants to be honest.
The fastest growing import into the United States is not a product or technology, rather it is a barbaric practice called female genital mutilation which the CDC estimates over 500,000 women and girls in the U.S. are at risk for.
The massive influx of refugees from FGM practicing countries is causing a massive uptick in this brutal procedure inflicted on little girls from 3-12.
With little fanfare, but with a phalanx of cooperating federal agencies, the often scorned ICE and HSI are proactively addressing this federal crime by populating a pilot project called Operation Limelight in major international airport hubs to educate and alert the public that FGM is a crime, whether performed in the U.S. or traveling out of the country for the procedure, common called, “FGM vacation cutting.”
With all the leftist hysteria about vulnerable immigrant children at the Mexican border, Operation Limelight addresses a real and impending danger for vulnerable and unsuspecting little girls. This important project originating and implemented by ICE is being rolled out in major airports around the country and, sadly lost in the media noise about children at the border.
ICE has recently announced its innovative pilot project at a fourth major U.S. airport. Operation Limelight is now fully operational at JFK, Newark International, Dulles International and Atlanta International.
View a state-by-state map of those who do have anti-FGM laws at EndFGMToday.com
Yore noted that female genital mutilation is recognized by both the World Health Organization and the United Nations as a human rights violation perpetrated upon little girls and women.
Over 200 million women worldwide have been subjected to this cruel and barbaric practice.
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control estimates that 513,000 girls and women are at risk of FGM in the United States.