NOVEMBER 02, 2010
An amusing study conducted by a highly-regarded public university has determined that the U.S. Border Patrol is committing “emotional violence” against illegal immigrants.
The research project at the
Preliminary results of the ongoing study were recently revealed by a
Mexicans trying to cross into the U.S. illegally are regularly victims of racial name-calling and cursing, the academic researcher claims. About 30% of them are also victims of physical abuse from federal agents, Slack and his staff have found. All of this constitutes a new category seldom reported by the media; “emotional violence.”
So far, researchers have excluded relevant information detailing how Border Patrol agents are increasingly attacked by heavily armed Mexican drug cartels and human smugglers. Some stretches of the border are so dangerous that agents are ordered to avoid them because patrolling them could result in an “international incident” or cross border shooting.
In some areas the violence has spilled into U.S. communities, forcing local law enforcement agencies along the southern border to create special units dedicated to combating criminal activity related to illegal immigration and Mexican drug cartels. Additionally, many national parks have posted signs warning visitors of the imminent danger created by Mexican drug and immigrant smugglers.
It’s certainly feasible that this could create a sort of “emotional violence” for the Americans that live in those areas, though the possibility isn’t mentioned in the
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