The sad and true story starts with the Mexican and American governments. The product is agriculture. As we have the fruit and vegetables; they have the labor. Farmers know what is going on; the American government knows what is going on and certainly the people of Mexico know what is going on.
The Mexican underworld is no joking matter. They are into drugs, but everybody knows about the drug cartels. They get all the negative media because of the drug wars around the world. But the Mexican Underworld consist of people we see everyday in America. They are sanctioned by the Mexican and American governments. They are into things we in America overlook because we are greedy people.
I am talking about slave labor. Sure the gangsters are into money laundering, loan sharking and drugs. But the true culprit to all this chaos is the need for cheep labor. We in America look the other way as these things go on right before us. The slave trade is alive and booming in America today.
How it works: The poor Mexican is offered an opportunity to come to America for $3,000. He has no money, no job or income or place to stay in Mexico. So of course he jumps on the opportunity to come to America on a shipment deal. But these people are no joke and if they do not pay up they will be killed by their slave masters.
So they come to America owing $3,000 on an unwritten contract, an oral contract made among the government of Mexico, the contractor (code for Underworld) and the farmer and US government. The deal is the farmer gets his fruit picked and the US government looks the other way while slave labor takes place and the Underworld operates a dictatorship and runs the slave trade in America.
The Mexican immigrant has a contract to spend all of his money with the Mexicans, for housing to the many services necessary like food and other things. The have to rent from the contractor for housing, everything rides through the contractor, then the leftover money goes towards the debt to get her in the first place.
They have nowhere to hide. If they are departed they are still in debt and may well have to pay for another trip back to the US. Deportation is no way out of the debt to the Ruthless Underworld. If they run to another state they still need the contractor’s (code for Underworld) for labor assistance.
America does not see this as a problem yet, because they operate among themselves. However the bottom line is slavery still exist and thrives in the Good Ole United States of America. Yet the problem is that this is our competition in the labor market here in Highlands County, they are the Mexican slaves.