he Story of Two Unjust Men – The Truth About Violence Against Migrant Women
Lee Sang-jae (Head of Education and Public Relations Team, Korea Migrant Workers Human Rights Center)
It was April 8th. It was a very ordinary day that will be remembered as someone’s birthday or as a distant spring night when we had our first date under the pretext of the gentle spring breeze. It was the same for them. before 3:30 pm. no. Until the fact that they had an intense meeting at a snack bar in Daejeon was made known to the whole country through a video, it was just a daily routine for at least two men to get one more performance. It was only one in 32,591 cases.
The place the men rushed to after receiving the report was a snack bar. Since the target of the crackdown was restaurants and women, there was no need to worry about resistance. One handcuff was enough. It would have been enough to go in pretending to be a customer and catch him if he saw him. No process required One word of ‘Illegal immigrants crackdown’ is enough. So was that day. The guests choose a leisurely time to enter. When he came out, one of them trembled. I cried out for my life. What do we mean by grim reapers? Anxiety came over
Hitting the floor with a paddle doesn’t help. He didn’t care if his clothes were taken off. is poisonous I got into a van, put on handcuffs, and hit a few neck poles to make it worse, and it became quiet. The men drank coffee as usual, leaning on a van with performance. Coffee after work is always sweet. I paid for today’s meal. It was a sunny spring day.
The next day, the men were stunned. ‘Where is this savage? Is it something to do in Korea in broad daylight?’ I wondered what was going on. The video contained the men’s daily life last afternoon. It was ordinary. Yesterday afternoon was a very ordinary daily work. Watching the video again, there was nothing special. Compared to the large-scale crackdown, it was a boring video with no action scenes. Was it a hidden camera?
It was embarrassing. I’m stuck with a re-water. One in 32,591 (the number of undocumented migrant workers deported in 2008) happened to men. A woman’s mournful voice, ‘Why are you beating me?’ seemed to be able to break the hearts of the viewers. I should have broken my spirits more in the restaurant. Men regretted seeing them as women. My co-workers told me not to worry that I would soon be forgotten. However, I was angry with the organization that said that it was a prosecutor, so I couldn’t win the public opinion. In 2009, they were the ones who pushed the backs of men to reduce the number to 150,000. (The goal for 2008 was 200,000 illegal stays. It is said that they exceeded that goal by voluntarily leaving the country due to the economic downturn and strong crackdown on deportation.)
Converted into national interest
Until there was a video case of human rights of migrants, men were proud to be defenders of national sovereignty. Although not holding a gun at the border, it was equally important to catch the perpetrators crossing the border. It was none other than the national interest. Protecting the national interest had to endure that much friction. Isn’t it our reality to imprison people’s lives in flames for the sake of the national economy?
By the way, does that mean that he is causing a riot by beating an illegal immigrant and hitting him in the neck once? If you scour the Internet, you will find plenty of action actors who are better than the men last year and this year. It was really embarrassing. If the people knew the national interests that men earned as a result of their hard work for a year, the media wouldn’t make such a fuss. I don’t know why they don’t advertise properly. Broadcasting and newspapers now almost understand the national interest.
It exceeded hundreds of billions of won. (The figures below are quoted from the analysis of the regulatory impact of the amendment to the Immigration Control Act of the Ministry of Justice). It was not easy to understand how their actions translate into money, but the men liked the shame. Money would more surely penetrate the hearts of the people than the words of national sovereignty or the rule of law. If you call foreigners anytime and anywhere to strengthen the crackdown, 59 billion won, 64 billion won if you control and monitor international marriages well, 203.1 billion won if you collect fingerprint information of all foreigners who are potential criminals in Korea, and fingerprints on the alien registration card, which is a potential criminal card. 41 billion if you add .
‘Billion, billions, billions’ In front of this number, which people can raise their voices against the amendment of the law? There was nothing surprising. Even without the law, men have been cracking down anytime and anywhere. And fingerprinting was something that every adult in Korea had to go through. The two men thought that this was a much more sophisticated work for the national interest and a law than that only foreigners would cut the minimum wage. So the two men were even more embarrassed. ‘Billion, billion’
*This article was written for Human Rights Oreum.