El Paso has become known as one stop in the pipeline of the drugs and undocumented workers flowing into the U.S.
Add sex slaves to that list.
Traffickers use El Paso as a key stop along the routes to other cities, according to a recent article carried by The Associated Press.
But don't assume all these woman are from south of the border.
"This isn't an immigration issue like many people assume," said John Martin, executive director of the Center of Hope. "We get victims from all over, including young girls from El Paso. There is an eyes-wide-shut phenomenon here in El Paso."
Law enforcement officers and community advocates are trying to rescue these victims, no matter where they come from.
-- Bill Miller