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Immigration:: Strict Enforcement of Immigration Law:: Human Trafficking

Updated on July 9, 2011

Immigration Law

An Overview of Immigration Law reveals the lengthy process by which our current laws have come into existence. Our country is a country born out of migration, people who were unhappy with their homelands came here seeking freedom, and by virtue of this, Freedom Fighters and believers in Human Rights will stand against law enforcement agencies on this issue.

I was raised in a family whose Patriarch brought people into the USA from other countries. He brought them here legally, on special cases. My Grandpa was a great Humanitarian who fought for freedom in his own way, not with guns, marches or speeches, but with his actions. He boldly walked friends into restaurants on Palm Beach, where signs hung prohibiting their presence, "What do you mean he can't eat here?" Papa would say,  "This man is a foreign dignitary! He's the Chief of Police in his country, which is the same as The Mayor here! Call the police, and the Mayor. I want them to tell me this man can't sit at your counter!" And Papa always won the argument. One time the sheriff sat down at the counter with them and ate. 

The point is that when Papa entered this country with an immigrant, they were brought here legally. Illegal movement of people across our borders is a crime. It must be prevented. Crime prevention starts with the enforcement of the existing laws. If you do not like the existing laws then side stepping them and breaking them is not the way to make a change. If you want to change the law, then new laws must be written and voted on, then passed.

Watch the Video, Don't read the Hub

I encourage you to watch all the videos

Normally I write a lot of words and put a lot of videos. I hope people will watch the videos, but if they don't it makes little difference. Not this time.

In the above video (Thanks to my Facebook friends for sharing: "Heavy Metal Vampires on Nuclear Waste" is the backing soundtrack) shocking footage along with headlines as current as yesterday's news, flash as the music plays. "I think I will not go to Mexico... I think I will not go across the bridge..." are the haunting words to start the narrative, first hand personal accounts of people who have lived this Drug War are quoted. Even if you don't watch the video, if you just listen to it, with your eyes closed, it is a powerful statement. You will feel a sinking in your chest at the words.

How many people talk about going to Mexico as a tourist any more? That used to be a destination that was sought after. The rich culture, the food, the language, the handmade goods... "Don't drink the water..." was the running joke. I think now, I will not go to Mexico either.

Credit BelindaSubraman on YouTube for the video and following quote:

"One of the most vicious wars on earth is taking place in Mexico and
along the border of U.S. and Mexico. One of Mexico's most notorious
drug kingpins, Joaquin "Shorty" Guzman, escaped a maximum security
prison in 2001 by driving out in a laundry truck.

. This year Forbes magazine included Joaquin Guzman, a Mexican drug
lord, on its annual billionaires' list.

. A drug cartel hood named "The Cook" reportedly dissolved the bodies
of 300 victims in acid as part of the grisly work he committed for
crime bosses....Soundtrack by Heavy Metal Vampires on Nuclear Waste."

The BBC Reports the Truth

Listen to the News

Normally I tell people not to watch the news, "don't listen" I say, because I know that a handful of people control the mass media fed to this country by the spoonful. If you must watch the news then question everything and talk amongst yourselves about it. Let us face facts! We have been lied to in this country, repeatedly. Do not think that is anything new. Do not think it has stopped. Watergate... The Kennedy Assassination... 9/11... Seriously, the lying hasn't stopped. It will not stop because the American People watch the news and commercials pay for the news.

That being said, you can still find truth, if you wait, watch and listen, discuss it amongst yourselves, decipher and decode. Watch BBC and Fox and CNN. If you want the truth, you must be Agatha Christie, gather all of the clues, and then come to your conclusions.

These two news pieces, the one above, and the one below must be watched. Please take the time, or come back. 

Even in Mexico, It's hard to report the Truth

Below is just one from Arizona

How many people must die, how many articles should be written? How much news? How many elections? How many people must disappear, never to be heard from again?

I am not politically savvy, I don't run out and get behind a politician. I've listened to both sides. Why in the world would anyone threaten to boycott a state for enforcing immigration laws that were put in place to protect the citizens on both sides of the border.

Case in Point

Here is the real issue.

If I put up a fence to keep my dog in my yard, and your children out of my yard, I am protecting your children from my dog. Some neighbors fight over whether or not a fence should be in place. I should train my dog, or trust your children... Yes, in a perfect world my dog would never bite, and your child would obey all of your safety rules. Unfortunately, we do not live in a perfect world. We need boundaries to keep us safe.

Wake Up! Please!

Our borders and our laws are in place, not to separate us from each other, but to make it easier for Law Enforcement to deal with the issues we pay them for. Only our officials can deal with our missing children. If a missing child crosses a state border (this usually is accomplished within six hours of abduction) it is harder to track that child. Often, if it's a teenager, the local police start by having family members describe the child's mood, in case they've run away. The first 48 hours are crucial in retrieval of a missing person, and often the search is not in earnest until after that time has passed, unless there is a witness who actually saw the abduction take place. Imagine how much worse this situation becomes if there are national borders involved.

That is the big picture here. If someone breaks the law in our back yard, and then runs across the border, the chance of them being caught and punished, of justice being done, becomes extremely slim.

I know that according to the statistics only 900 people died in this latest border war... Tell that to the families of those who have died. Only 20,000 child victims of the slave trade in Mexico (according to the video)... Only 800,000 victims of Human Trafficking worldwide each year... Yeah, tell that to the victims who pray daily for death. Don't think they pray for rescue, they have given up that hope. They pray the abuse will knock them unconscious, because then they won't feel it. In their sleep they have no peace, because of the nightmares. But when rendered unconscious... everything goes away.

Don't be unconscious on this issue! 27 Million Human Slaves World Wide. That's a number that is three years old, and was only an estimate then! People treated like animals, worse than animals... The drug trade and the slave trade go hand in hand with each other. This is the issue plaguing our borders. If it was just people who wanted to be free, there would be no problem! Wake Up People! This is the news you don't see!


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    • Faybe Bay profile imageAUTHOR

      Faye Constantino 

      7 years ago from Florida

      Thank you for your insight Francisid! You are right, and this is something that certainly won't go away, education on the issue is the key to keeping ourselves and our loved ones safe!

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      7 years ago

      nice's no longer an ideal world out there..wherever you look, crime and vices are everywhere.and since no man is an island,he'll always look for a companion.the more,the merrier,as they say.and what better way to spread corruption than widening your territory,by immigration..that happened earlier in our history,it's happening now,and it will continue to happen.let's just wish we won't be victims.

    • Faybe Bay profile imageAUTHOR

      Faye Constantino 

      7 years ago from Florida

      I don't have information on New Zealand Immigration law, but there are many informative sites on the subject if you search Google. I will do some research next week (first week of October) and do a hub about it. I have family visiting right now and am not working on any hubs until then. For now here's an excellent link you may be able to use for more information.

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      7 years ago from India

      Hi,it is good one on Immigration:: Strict Enforcement of Immigration Law:: Human Trafficking. Yes that a good idea I will ask. Thank you very much for such precious information can you guide me more on Moving to NZ from the UK.

    • Faybe Bay profile imageAUTHOR

      Faye Constantino 

      8 years ago from Florida

      No, you're not dense, Chris. You just couldn't know. Everyone tries to make it a racial profiling issue, and it isn't that! The news doesn't report what's really going on. It hasn't for many years. The news is a ratings game and you get better ratings if you are reporting what the people want to hear. They want to hear that they can stay younger longer, and the economy is someone else's fault, that tomorrow will be sunny, and Americans are free... They don't want to hear that people are stealing our children right off of the street, right under our noses, and turning them into sex slaves. That news, only reported when someone dies, is then swept quickly under the rug.

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      carolina muscle 

      8 years ago from Charlotte, North Carolina

      Faybe Bay: Naah.. you made you points quite succinctly.. I'm just a little dense.

    • Faybe Bay profile imageAUTHOR

      Faye Constantino 

      8 years ago from Florida

      Exactly! I know they are not all criminals, I live in Florida where some years ago boat people died of exposure off our shores because no one would let them in. Some were killed just trying to leave their own country without permission. In a perfect world, all of the countries would be run fairly, and no one would want to leave. As long as people are traded publicly for cash, transported across borders to be sold, as long as there is a danger to a single child, we must do our part to support the laws that are in place to protect the people. These immigration laws are not in place to protect our jobs, they're in place to protect the people from being exploited on both sides of the border.

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      Christoph Reilly 

      8 years ago from St. Louis

      My relatives come here the legal way too, during the potato famine. Of course, every Mexican trying to get into the country isn't a smuggler or part of a cartel. Maybe if Mexico could get their sh*t together less people wound need to cross borders.

    • Faybe Bay profile imageAUTHOR

      Faye Constantino 

      8 years ago from Florida

      @ Wendy, Jane and LeanMan, Thank you all so much for your support! I appreciate the comments, and the boost to my day! I wanted to do a good job writing about this issue.

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      8 years ago from At the Gemba

      These statistics are appalling, great hub, thank you for opening our eyes to what is happening.

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      8 years ago

      Voted up!

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      Wendy Krick 

      8 years ago from Maryland

      Excellent Hub and an eye opener. Thanks for helping in education.

    • Faybe Bay profile imageAUTHOR

      Faye Constantino 

      8 years ago from Florida

      Thanks K9! I appreciate your understanding of the real point. It isn't whether or not Mexico is our neighbor, but about whether our neighbor can control his side of the fence, as we control ours.

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      India Arnold 

      8 years ago from Northern, California

      What a powereful and stimulating topic Faybe. I have many feelings on this issue. I feel just sick about the way people are treated, those who want access to the US, those who fight to keep the boarders safe, those who want the boarders closed and secure, those whos' property is abused by illegals...but most of all I feel bad for the people who pay taxes and foot the bill for those who (because their government is more corupt than the cartel itself) steal their way into the country.

      I firmly state, there is rarely a good reason to take a human life, no monitary amount is equal, however we must absolutely find a manner to manage our boarders or we will be renaming our country 'Newest Mexico'.

      I am sharing your hub.


    • Faybe Bay profile imageAUTHOR

      Faye Constantino 

      8 years ago from Florida

      Definitely a huge part of the problem, Breakfastpop! I must say that your PIP award crossed my mind as I was writing. There will be more hubs in this vein, I can assure you. Politics are not my game, but if anything involves innocent children getting hurt, it becomes my business to fight it.

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      8 years ago

      Excellent piece of writing. Our borders,because of the lack of support from the administration, are a haven for animals who exploit each other and the citizens of this country. Where is the government in all of this mayhem? On the side of Mexico, that's where.

    • Faybe Bay profile imageAUTHOR

      Faye Constantino 

      8 years ago from Florida

      Hi Chris, Maybe I didn't make my point in the hub, so it might need revision. This isn't about the haves and the have-nots. I'd give my shirt to someone who needed it (and I am not what some would consider one of the haves). This is about people who see a person in need, and exploit them. They take advantage, telling a mother that they can make a better life for her child than she can, and then take her child and sell that child. It happens every 30 seconds, someone else becomes a victim every thirty seconds.

      Human Trafficking won't cease to exist. I know that. The problem won't just go away, but if we don't join together and rise up against the crime, it could happen to those closest to us. At least educating the world means that there will be fewer targets. You know how that works, the best defense against crime is knowledge.

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      carolina muscle 

      8 years ago from Charlotte, North Carolina

      It certainly is a difficult problem to address-- the have-nots are always at the mercy of the haves.

      Great post.

    • Faybe Bay profile imageAUTHOR

      Faye Constantino 

      8 years ago from Florida

      @ Paradise7: God Bless you for watching it! I woke up this morning to that on my facebook mail. I don't watch the news, I find out too much just in researching for hubs. I want to disappear with my family into some undisclosed place and just start farming. I want to take my children and grandchildren and be together in a safe place! I know that sounds crazy and paranoid, but seriously, watching that video, what could I do but write a hub. I hope if anyone reads the hub they watch the video. I hope they watch the video, even if they don't read a single word if the hub. Thanks Paradise.

    • Faybe Bay profile imageAUTHOR

      Faye Constantino 

      8 years ago from Florida

      @ Rescueachild: Dawn, my staunch supporter. Thank you for that. People often say I lose focus, but to me it's all connected by the children. Whether it's guns, drugs, war, or slavery, the ones getting hurt are the children. I'm an adult, I can fight and if I die, at least I go down fighting... But children, with their tiny hands and chubby little fingers... It's always about those tiny trusting hands, to me.

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      8 years ago from Upstate New York

      That first video was really powerful. Those pictures!! Those poor people. That's all I can say.

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      8 years ago from San Jose, Ca

      What an eye opening hub Faye. You did a fantastic job of detailing the sad but true issues. I always have such a hard time with the immigration issue because my heart wants to help everyone but, I know you are right.


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