Let’s look at one case that I know of: The subject is a bright young man from the
I am not an advocate of the 1960s free drug society, but I wonder how well justice has been served in thousands of cases like this. Didn’t we learn anything from the Great Prohibition Experiment? All we ended up doing in that case was to create the business to form a strong Mafia.
And as long as we are talking about making more criminals, here is another case worth mentioning. In this case, we have a young man, making a good honest living and supporting a wife and child. But he has a problem. While a baby in arms, he was carried by his parents from México into the
Later, now married, he tried to straighten up his status and initiated the legalization process. And that is where his problem started. They discovered that as a teenager, he was riding in a car where there was some open alcohol and when the car was pulled over for a traffic offense, it was found. The other teens, including the driver, had their parents hire legal help and were able to get them off on reduced minor charges. But the subject man here was not raised that way. His position was that he had done something wrong and wanted to take his punishment. He simply plead guilty and served 4 months as a guest of the state.
And when the immigration people checked his records, they found this “conviction” and declared him to be an “undesirable”.
He went through years of appeals, but to no avail. Finally, he was given notice of deportation and a date about one week away. ICE came three days later to his home, and while he was still trying to pack, put him on a one way plane trip to central México.
First of all, so much for “border security”. And what good end did this travesty accomplish? This was what the “DREAM” act was supposed to address, shot down by right wing “law and order” zealots.
Why not try and keep the real criminals in jail for a change? You might end up with more room in the prisons.
By the way, México has a prison-overcrowding problem too. Now that the “guilty until proven innocent” law is being changed, one southern state is reviewing cases of inmates. Out of 300 cases reviewed, over 100 were found to have no merit. And they were released.
By Richard N. Baldwin T. /HispanicVista.com