By Loraine Aceto
Illegal Immigration is wrong. Plain and simple,” Chuck Schumer stated in 2009 at the Immigration Law and Policy Conference at Georgetown Law. Currently, his words are translated much differently; when an affirmative action is tactically pushing for a human trafficking crisis reform. In a bipartisan manner, slavery is an ongoing issue that must be stopped.
Infamous celebrity, Ashton Kutcher, is a Chair and Cofounder of Thorn, a non-profit organization that works with the government and law enforcement to stop the spread of human trafficking and exploitation of children. In February 2016, Kutcher testified in a 15-minute speech on modern-day slavery in front of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, to compel Congress to act to end the horrors faced by women and children around the globe. “I’ve met victims in Russia, I’ve met victims in India, I’ve met victims who have been trafficked from Mexico to New York, New Jersey, and all across our country,” Ashton Kutcher tragically announced and expressing his sorrow.
According to Trafficking In Persons statistics, in the year 2009, 49,105 victims of human trafficking were identified. The most up-to-date finding from the year 2016 is that this has grown to 66,520 victims of human trafficking. The number of human trafficking victims to this day in the year 2019 surely must have grown.
This is no longer a political issue, this is a humanitarian issue that has been plaguing the globe since the beginning of time… and nationally since 1961, according to data sourced from U.S. Customs and Border Protection. In 1982, the year after Schumer was elected into Congress, the number of illegal immigrants is estimated to 800,000! In 1997, the number of illegal immigrants rose to more than 1,400,000, and in the year 2000 rose even more to more than 1,600,000.
In America, drug trafficking and human trafficking are always coming in from the borders. That’s the meaning of trafficking. Not all immigrants are doing these actions, but this is why we need to be sure of who is coming in and out. Those who come in illegally without citizenship, green card or any lawful process of being qualified as American are already unlawful.
Asylum seeker or not, please come to America, know that we have laws and be lawful for the safety for all before breaking your first law which is coming to America “undocumented” to get free offers because we’re compassionate. Compassionate to corruption and breaking the law?
Additionally, according to Bureau of Justice Statistics, 282,590 adults were arrested for drug trafficking in 2004.
The U.S. Department of the Treasury states, “Since June 2000, more than 1,900 entities and individuals have been named pursuant to the Kingpin Act for their role in international narcotics trafficking. Penalties for violations of the Kingpin Act range from civil penalties of up to $1.075 million per violation to more severe criminal penalties. Criminal penalties for corporate officers may include up to 30 years in prison and fines of up to $5 million. Criminal fines for corporations may reach $10 million.”
“Mexico shares a nearly 2,000-mile border with the United States, and the two countries have historically close trade, cultural, and demographic ties. Mexico’s stability is of critical importance to the United States, and the nature and intensity of violence in Mexico has been of particular concern to the U.S. Congress,” the Congressional Research Service reports.
“The Mara Salvatrucha (MS-13) is a violent criminal gang operating both in the United States and abroad. … MS-13 was formed on the streets of Los Angeles, CA, in the 1980s by refugees who were fleeing civil conflict in El Salvador. It became a transnational gang as MS-13 members were deported from the United States. Domestically, MS-13 has been involved in local crimes including extortion, drug distribution, prostitution, robbery, and murder, as well as transnational illicit activity such as drug trafficking and human smuggling.”
So back to Schumer’s address in 2009 at the Immigration Law and Policy Conference. He continued, “The American people want our government to be serious about protecting the public, enforcing the rule of law and creating a rational system of legal immigration. When we use phrases like ‘undocumented workers,’ we convey a message to the American people that their government is not serious about combating illegal immigration which the American people overwhelmingly oppose.” Now Schumer supports the “Dreamers,” and when an action comes to truly stop these illegal crimes from happening, he won’t do so, just talking about how he wants to stop it.
Why are Schumer and Pelosi blaming Trump for his two years in office when they have both been in office since the 1980s and this growing horror has not been stopped? They want to reform, reform, reform and claim they truly want to actually enact a humanitarian change, but they don’t and they won’t! Very hypocritical.What have they done so far to stop these humanitarian issues? Nothing. Absolutely nothing.
So what has Schumer done instead over his years in office since the 1980s? Provided funding for many other topics that are much more important than the lives of Americans. He thinks that healthcare is a right when paying for other people’s health issues puts the free market in poverty. He banned anti-abortion limitations on abortion services. Schumer believes that the innocent unborn children’s lives are a choice along with his belief that these following payments are far more important than the lives of American citizens now that Trump is in office.
As researched, he thought differently in 2009. He just wants funding on other topics and America has been paying these prices. He supports federal abortion funding. Chuck Schumer voted yes on $40 billion per year for limited Medicare prescription drug benefit.
Nancy Pelosi stances are: voted yes on raising 401(k) limits & making pension plans more portable; millionaire surtax on top bracket instead of Bush tax cuts; voted no on $99 billion economic stimulus: capital gains & income tax cuts; voted no on $46 billion in tax cuts for small business.
What else have Democrats spent money on than the safety and lives of Americans? A rural utility service which costs taxpayers $8.2 billion/year and is essentially pointless, bringing electricity to rural communities. Sugar subsidies, at a current time where Congress subsidizes the production of unhealthy foods like sugar and high-fructose corn syrup. However, eliminating sugar subsidies alone would save $6 billion, enough to fund the border wall. Community Development Grants. The elimination of this funding could save $15 million in five years. These matters are pointless.
Trump is doing amazing actions for our country and more in two years than they have since the ‘80s. The alarming statistics bring awareness of the true issue of immigration. And notice how when an illegal immigrant crosses the border, they are already a criminal, hence the word illegal.