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Visa fraud vs Diplomatic immunity

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by druidravi, Dec 20, 2013.

  1. Formaldehyde

    Formaldehyde Both Fair And Balanced

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    Um, no. All she had to do was to walk out the front door under her own free will and get help, which she eventually did.

    This isn't a bit of hyperbole. It is a great deal. You might as well call every single physically abused woman who doesn't immediately get aid the first moment she could a victim of human trafficking.
     
  2. JollyRoger

    JollyRoger Slippin' Jimmy Supporter

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    Is it too late to get her autograph on the Constitution?
     
  3. Farm Boy

    Farm Boy The long wait

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    Well, not necessarily? If domestic physical abuse centers around, "you can't leave the house, it's not allowed." Then an argument might be able to be made for imprisonment. Coercion often seems to be written into this sort of statute as criminal, rather than simple naked force. So you have to look up what the statute is regarding trafficking, which I'm unwilling to do(sorry) then determine what the terms are. Is withholding somebody's passport and telling them they can't quit their severely underpaid job coercion or force? Does a 2 dollar an hour wage qualify as severe enough to be trafficking in the light of that possible coercion? Is failure to lock the maid up a material consideration in this, or is it possible to suck at effectively trafficking humans while still technically doing it?
     
  4. Adjuvant

    Adjuvant Emperor

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    I want to know if the trial will at some point continue of her in absentia. Following that, if found guilty, can the maid sue her for violation of 14th amendment rights, and if the husband and children still live here in the US, seize half of his assets, as they're married?

    edit: Should the husband be charged for being complicit? Why do I edit so much?
     

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