USA, as many people know it,is a country of multi-cultural diversity.It is of that reason, inter-racial family is not a big of a deal as people see it everyday, and my very own family is also one of them, my husband is American,(his dad is from a German descent while his mom is an Irish) and me,I’m a Filipino and we’ve been married for 9 years and still counting. It’s not really a problem having kids from two different race,other people find them more beautiful,but of course,it doesn’t really matter because All Children Are Beautiful.
Unfortunately, not all inter-racial couple stay together forever and that is where the problem arise for the kids when one of the parent thinks that they are the only one who have a right to keep them. “Keep” as if they are a things that they just bought and now,they decided they do not wanted to share it with their spouse anymore.
Another problem arise if the other parent decided to bring the kid to the other side of the world and keep them away as far as they could from the other parent illegally!
Now, the US government doesn’t really pay much of their attention to this issue. Maybe until it happen to one of them. But thankfully, there are organization like the The ICare Foundation, with a full support and effort from its founding director,Peter Thomas Senese, who’s really working very hard to get the things going about this matter.
As for now,let me share here a list of information that might help you or someone you know.
How Are Children Illegally Abducted Into And Out Of The United States
Security flaws that can lead to our children becoming victimized include, but are not limited to the following:
1. Failures by courts and judges to properly assess abduction risk and attach court orders that would preempt international child stealing; and,
2. Failure to create or uphold present child abduction prevention laws or other laws created to protect our children’s safety; and,
3. Identity and travel documentation fraud; and,
4. A lack of uniform requirements for travel documentation when departing or entering the U.S.; and,
5. The ability under present law to easily illegally transport children under age 16 across borders during land and sea travel; and,
6. Human error during verification of travel documents by CBP at a point-of-entry or departure; and,
7. Failures by law enforcement to act expeditiously to a potential abduction threat; and,
8. Inefficient communication and data sharing between government agencies responsible to assist in preventing or resolvingan international child abduction case; and,
9. The deficiency byour federal government to create and interlink a children’s travel alert, travel restrictiondata base consisting of real-time family court decisions at the state level with all U.S. border control agencies and transport companies similar to capabilities available through the Prevent Departure Program; and,
10. A lack of or outdated or underutilized state or federal laws and programs that fail to prevent the abduction of a child and in fact may enable an abduction to occur.
Please read the complete report at:
International Child Abduction and Human Trafficking In The Western Hemisphere Report