Law enforcement officers in Austin, Texas are calling for a controversial billboard– targeting young, female, undocumented immigrants– to be removed.
The billboard off I-35, just south of East William Cannon Drive, shows a young woman with the colors of the Mexican flag behind her and says: “Before you get deported get a sugar daddy.”
The sign promotes “beneficial relationships” and sends potential clients to the website, ArrangementFinders.com.
An undercover Sgt .with Austin PD’s Human Trafficking-Vice Unit told CBS 5 that this sign increases the likelihood that women, ages 12-25, will be placed in dangerous situations and put into sex trafficking.
The 20-year law enforcement vet says he’s disgusted by the sign and it needs to be taken down.
The NBC affiliate in Austin reports that the parent company, which operates other dating sites like Ashley Madison, says the sign will be taken down immediately. Ruby Life, based in Toronto, released a statement saying the billboard was created ‘independently by an affiliate’ and is “completely unacceptable and doesn’t reflect the views or vision of our company.”
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