In 1985 I would go to the orenge groves with my youth grupe and we would provide a hot meal and blankets to migrant workers. The migrants were illegal aliens that had just come over the border, or ones who had already come over and were working and living in the fields. Who knew the farmers would have let them live in squalor just so they could cultivate the crop. In serving theis people my inquisitive nature would allow me to engage in nonjudgmental conversation. In doing so i remember them telling me that most of them were from El Salvador, and that thay were there because they were having a civil war in their country, and that the armys were taking there kids as they walked to the store to buy milk and bread. I was floored at the fact that any army of a nation would do such a thing. That they would take young children to fight a political war. Turns out that the kids were joinimg volenterily and the parents had not one thing to say, because if they did, it would mean certin death.
this brings us to my piont (Mara Salvatrucha) a gang that started in Los Angeles a gang with a ruthless reputation, the mexican mafia uses them on hits and gun running. the members 50,000 strong are living among us, here in the United states. Are they dangerus? Oh ya, they are the ones who cohesively are responsible for 80% of gang vilonce in the United states. The F.B.I states that 600 members have Ben arrested and deported back. Well at least i know they cant get back in because we build a 12 foot deep concreat fence on our border, that the border patrol states they have not found any tunnels sence its compleation, Arizona is ground zero. We need to step up and get involved. A 12 foot fenc will not keep the animals out. It will only up the any on passing over. We must all take responsibility and do dilagence and stay alert and not turn a blind eye because if we do we will not be able to send our kids to the store for bread and milk. Oh hold on, we can't do the now! Hmmmm.