From time to time I post about illegal immigration and the havoc it plays here in the States. This is one story that might never have happened had we enforced our already existing laws. Don’t get me wrong now. Immigration is the lifeblood of our country’s growth and always has been. That’s one of the things that the anti-immigration activists forget about. All of us were immigrants at one point or another. Even Native Americans aren’t native to America once you get back far enough. What I do believe is that we have to step up to the plate and enforce the existing immigration laws, stop letting new folks in that shouldn’t be here and throw out the ones that are already here illegally, at least the ones breaking other laws on top of it. Take the story about Marcelino de Jesus Martinez for example.
Since Martinez was either oblivious to the laws of the country he is staying in illegally (the U.S.) or he knows and just blatantly doesn’t care (most likely), now our tax money is going to support his ass in jail. That’s right. He’s not here legally, has broken the law, and is being fed and housed on our dime.
So what did Martinez do that was so terrible?
It’s not quite as bad as it could be I guess.
Martinez sold his 14-year-old daughter to 18-year-old Margarito de Jesus Galindo for $16,000, 100 cases of Corona, 50 cases of Modelo, two cases of wine, 50 cases of Gatorade, 50 cases of soft drinks and some cases of meat. I guess it could be worse. If he were an American he would have traded her for $100 in crack. Asshole.
How did he get caught?
He called the police.
Yep. When Galindo didn’t pay up he called the law and reported his daughter as a runaway to get her back. No Galindo has been arrested on charges of statutory rape and Martinez has been booked with suspicion of human trafficking. The light at the end of the tunnel is that they both may end up being deported as illegal aliens.
I guess the good news here is that this story is kind of ‘light’ compared to what I usually post. No gruesome murders and parental rape or beatings.