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What should we do with children who get caught at our border? I have written several articles regarding the increase in the Central American immigrant population, but it occurred to me recently that I haven’t written anything about how I feel about the deportation of Central American immigrants. What a lot of people do not realize is that these people are not coming to the United States because they feel like it; many of them are coming because they will die if they do not. The Central American countries (El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras) that these immigrants are coming from have the highest crime rates, and also have the highest rates of human rights violations. Sending these people back is simply inhumane because, for many, it is a death sentence.

The Northern Triangle is one of the most violent regions in the world

The Northern Triangle (El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras) in Central America was designated by the United Nations as the most violent rate in the world when the homicide rate rose over 50 deaths per 100,000 inhabitants. In 2013 alone there 15, 328 murders in this area of the world. When we include the prior two years, the numbers climb to 48,947. During that same time there were only 2,295 convictions. That means 95% of the murders go unpunished. Those numbers are staggering.

These immigrants are defenseless

I hate to say it, but it would be entirely different if the people that were being deported were adult men who might be able to protect themselves. In many cases, the people being deported are women and children, and they face absolutely no chance of protecting themselves once they return to their home countries. Instead, they face rape and murder, while returning to deplorable conditions. Can you imagine the desperation to borrow money you don’t have, send your wife and children to someplace you have never been, entrust them to people you don’t know? This for the hope that they might survive? For the hope that they won’t be killed along the treacherous way? It is a dangerous journey which you can’t make with them. You have pay off the debt, somehow. Can you imagine that level desperation to leave everything you know, for the hope of a future?

So what to do with these immigrants?

I would like to address the question that many people may have as a result of this, what would we do with all of the immigrants?” I know what should be done. They should be granted refugee status in the short-term. Long-term we need to work with surrounding countries to find a solution to them in the region. There must be a regional solution to end the violence in the region that is destroying families and countries. If conditions improve in their country, they won’t flee to neighboring countries or to the U.S. The solution can’t be, just send them back and let someone else worry about it. If we don’t who will?

The influx of Central Americans jeopardizes all immigrants

The focus recently on the Syrian Refugees and the crisis on our southern border will likely define for a generation how we treat refugees. Given the heated immigration debate, undocumented immigrants in the U.S. need to be more concerned than ever. As I am writing this, immigration is busy rounding up as many immigrants as possible. We have heard stories of raids at factors, shopping centers, homes and just about anywhere else. Immigrants with traffic violations have recently been picked up by immigration.

You must be Safe and Secure

It is imperative important that member of the immigrant community who are already in the states protect themselves. This is why we stress the importance of determining your eligibility for legal status as early as you can. We have a free tool that will tell you in minutes if you are eligible for one of our programs. Just go to answers the questions and we will tell you how we can help. This is part of our Safe and Secure program. The SAFE program is designed to minimize your chances of being arrested for any crime or immigration violation. We created an ID card that you can keep with you at all times and present to an officer if you are ever stopped by a police officer. All you have to do is present the card to the officer and inform them that you will not answer any questions without your lawyer present. This makes it clear to the police officer that you are legally represented and know your rights. On the back of the ID card is a list of your constitutional rights, as well as 24/7 phone number that is manned by an answering service. When you purchase this package you also receive a 30-minute consultation with a knowledgeable staff member as part of the program. At your consultation we will review your legal options. We will either get you on track to apply for legal status or get you prepared in case you do get interviewed by immigration. The preparation is what we call our Secure program. When you are first detained by immigration, your family normally would need to scramble to find you legal representation. Once a lawyer has been found for you, there will need to be multiple trips back and forth to have you fill out paperwork, sign forms, and give information to the lawyer. What our SECURE program does, is make sure that all of that is taken care of beforehand. We will run a criminal and immigration background checks in order to get whatever information immigration has. If we find problems, we will try to fix it before it become an immigration problem. This isn’t information we will have if you are detained, we typically don’t have that kind of time. The information allows us to be efficient and avoid any unpleasant surprises. With the Secure program you get:

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This is a total value of nearly $10,000 which you get at fraction of that price. There is no such thing as being too safe, and we feel that it is important to constantly ensure the safety of you and your family. America has become anti-immigrant. It has never been more necessary to be Safe and Secure. Contact us today at 888-695-6169 to get started. At AML we help undocumented immigrants, one Safe and Secure plan at a time.