Welcome to America: It Only Costs a Leg
Sometimes we focus so much on the country's abuses abroad, we forget about those committed at home. Please read the story of Moises Carranza-Reyes....it will make you sick....and angry. Here's just a snippet:
He has never been charged with a crime, in this country or in his native Mexico. Yes, he did enter the United States without an invitation in 2003....."I was trying to find a better life," he explains, speaking through a translator. "I've worked all my life. I don't care what kind of work I do. I feel humiliated if I can't work. I will do any honest work."
He never got the chance. So far the only entity to make a buck off Carranza-Reyes is the Park County (Colorado)Jail, which houses alien detainees under a contract with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). Carranza-Reyes spent eight days at the jail shortly after entering Colorado two years ago. The experience cost him his left leg below the knee and almost cost him his life. And it's left him -- and Denver taxpayers -- with hundreds of thousands of dollars in medical bills that he has no way to pay.
He didn't get in a fight or an accident. It was the filthy jail conditions and lack of medical treatment.
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