May 7, 2010 | 2 Comments
Set aside the national security issue for a minute, and consider the fact that illegal immigration into this nation is the life blood for human smugglers and traffickers.
This has been the case for a very long time and is the fault of both major parties. One example comes to us from USA Today back in 2005, but we can hardly believe this is an uncommon tale:
Now a cashier at a discount store, Molina was enticed to California by a woman back home in Mexico’s Puebla state who promised a job and free housing.
“I came to the United States with lots of dreams, but when I got here, my dreams were stolen,” said Molina, 33, who left three children behind in Mexico.
On Jan. 1, 2002, she worked her first shift at the dressmaker’s, sewing roughly 200 party dresses over 12 hours.
Later, the shifts stretched to 17 hours. Molina was locked into the shop at night — sleeping in a small storage room. The shop manager confiscated her identify documents.
Does anyone want to make the argument that the human smuggling business isn’t a violent enterprise, wherein people are raped, robbed, enslaved, and murdered?
This one is obvious kids. Even without having to worry about Hezbollah Jihadis coming across our unsecured border from Hugostan, the moral position here is to cut off the human smuggling routes because they devastate lives. Excusing this black market in human beings is disgusting.
America should have a generous immigration posture which encourages legal and documented entry for an abundance of people. Ironically, for some reason Progressives are very invested in maintaining the status quo when it comes to the human smuggling and trafficking industry on our Southern border.
Why are America’s Progressives not advocating on behalf of the welfare and safety of those who fall prey to the coyotes who traffic them over the border, by encouraging legal immigration and discouraging illegal immigration?
It isn’t as though they don’t know that there is a problem here. From President Obama’s own State Department:
Mexico is a large source, transit, and destination country for persons trafficked for the purposes of commercial sexual exploitation and forced labor. Groups considered most vulnerable to human trafficking in Mexico include women and children, indigenous persons, and undocumented migrants. A significant number of Mexican women, girls, and boys are trafficked within the country for commercial sexual exploitation, lured by false job offers from poor rural regions to urban, border, and tourist areas. According to the government, more than 20,000 Mexican children are victims of sex trafficking every year, especially in tourist and border areas. The vast majority of foreign victims trafficked into the country for commercial sexual exploitation are from Central America, particularly Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador; many transit Mexico en route to the United States and, to a lesser extent, Canada and Western Europe.
For all of the Left’s characterization of Republicans as simply being the “party of no” while offering no credible alternative, it’s hard not to note the hypocrisy of their position on this issue.
In the absence of the Federal Government living up to its constitutional mandate to secure our borders, what do the Progressive-Democrats have to offer besides outrage and violence against the police?