Remain Silent: The only right we have. The legal Aliens by Juan Rodulfo
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One of the first books I published was “Asylum Seekers”, based on the premise that “humans is the only specie on the planet that hunts, tortures and kills their equals for pleasure”.
In that research, I covered the concepts of Asylum, its history, facts, how does it work in Europe, Africa, Oceania, Asia (gave special attention to the aggression against the Rohingyas) and America (By that time the Migrants Caravans were a thing), a assigned on full chapter to cover the Venezuelan phenomena, and ended browsing about the Universal Declaration of the Human Rights and the Bureaucracy, involved in an asylum petition.
By that moment “The Caravans” were groups of seven thousand souls, including men, women and kids, seeking their Human Rights to be protected.
According to Manuel Lopez Obrador, Mexico president, 10.000 migrants go to the US border a day, most of this humans are apprehended by ICE, stripped of all their belongings, sometimes violating their Human Rights, sent to Detention Centers and held in these centers, for days or months, to be released most of them with orders to appear in Immigration Courts, some of them are released with ankle monitors, some of them are released with a cellphone in both cases to be monitored 24/7.
After they are released, sometimes they are bused to the states, they claim to have relatives, sometimes they are picked by Republican Politicians and bused against their will to “blue states”.
Once in US soil, released of custody, begins a ten or more years predicament with the hope in the government of someday, recover their citizen condition in equal proportion like the other immigrants that made it first into the United States of America.
Remain Silent means for me, the only right we immigrants have, since we had to abruptly leave the places where we were born to save our lives and the ones of our families leaving behind the few rights or privileges, remained in our birthplace to move here hoping to recover all or at least part of those sometime gained and enjoyed.
Well, all mountains look blue from far, told me once a friend, 9 years living in the US, I’m still only allowed to live secure, send my daughter to school, have access to an abusively expensive healthcare system, rent and own a house, work and other privileges granted for all in this country, I have no way to renew my Venezuelan passport, to travel abroad I need to pay and request permission to the Immigration Office, I have not seen my parents since 2014 and they cannot travel here, because they need a VISA or must be vetted by submitting a I134 form, which I already submitted for the daughter of a friend, back in November 2022, and today October 2023, I’ve not received an answer, my sister was assassinated and I could not attend her funeral, I’m grateful for all the guaranteed rights already mentioned, but what about the right to vote or to be recognized as citizen, which are primordial to move upward on the Maslow Pyramid of Needs.
In this research I try to shed light on the reasons why, us “the immigrants”, in the US the “legal aliens”, live in this “legal limbo”.
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