Dead migrant boy's mom begged him not to make trek

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  • Laura Bilington Maple Valley, WA
    July 3, 2014 4:13 a.m.

    DN Subscriber writes, "This mother and her son should have applied to come here legally, waited as long as it takes, and eventually enjoyed teh blessing of living in this great country."

    Do you sincerely believe that? If so, please listen:

    There is NO WAY they could have "waited as long as it takes". There is NO "line " to get in which they qualified for which leads to legal immigration. None. Zero. There is no "waiting list" for a poor Guatemalan (or poor Mexican or poor Honduran) to get on so that he can immigrate legally. If they are going to immigrate to the US at all, they are going to have to sneak in.

    If you think that this is unfair, then please talk to your Congressmen. They are the ones who made the law.

  • jsf Centerville, UT
    July 2, 2014 1:26 p.m.

    @lket "this is something repu(b)lican bussiness men dont want is reform"

    This is not a republican or party issue. This is an administrative and congressional issue. The current administration has refused to enforce immigration laws, released thousand of held illegal detainees, has promised educations to the children of illegal aliens. This is his humanitarian crisis. And in the background the administration and some in congress have promised amnesty to those who beat the final bell. I don't blame those coming, a chance at a better life, so many are going to die crossing through Mexico, and then the deserts of the Southwest. And then when they get here, disease is going to kill hundreds more. Already California, is forcing them away. Children on busses going nowhere.

    My opinion for a solution, pick the children up before the desert, take them in small groups and have churches and wards provide shelters for groups of about ten. Get them healthy, find their parents and send them back, or adopt them into homes in the US. The adults get a free pass home.

  • lket Bluffdale, UT
    July 2, 2014 12:34 p.m.

    this is something repulican bussiness men dont want is reform they can under pay these people and not pay workmens comp insurance and under bid other real legit companies on construction and many other bussines. its how they do things in the u.s. not by just talking about reform. they see our congress do nothing and they know we are not going to do anything with them in office, and they are rushing up before they get voted out and real leaders get elected. until we realy do something the rush is on. president dont pas laws congress does.

  • jsf Centerville, UT
    July 2, 2014 11:28 a.m.

    This is a massive humanitarian crisis, it has taken on an identity of corruption. The individuals contracted are taking on the name of the brown shirts which is in itself utterly disgusting. The situation is being hidden from us by an administration that does not want us to know what is happening. We need to have the borders secured and the child minors processed in a human manner. This is not an issue of immigration law it is an issue of administrations and congress that has refused to secure the borders and allow legal immigration according to the laws that already exist. The countries these people are coming from are fraught with corruption. Maybe for every million illegal immigrants that arrive in the US, we claim an equal percentage of the country they come from and establish viable government and economies. Viva los United States of the Americas.

  • DN Subscriber Cottonwood Heights, UT
    July 2, 2014 8:39 a.m.

    This mother and her son should have applied to come here legally, waited as long as it takes, and eventually enjoyed teh blessing of living in this great country. But, instead they were seduced by the promises of those who disrespect our laws, and this had tragic consequences.

    His death is not the fault of the U.S. immigration laws, but those who ignore our laws, and those who entice people to break them. And, to those who refuse to enforce our laws!

    Save the lives of hundreds who will needlessly die this summer by securing our border now!

  • techpubs Sioux City, IA
    July 2, 2014 6:31 a.m.

    A sad and tragic end to a young life. This is why we need to fully enforce our current Immigration Laws so that people who can cross our Southern Border easily come to understand that doing so only gets them a one-way ticket back home. By not fully enforcing our current laws our Gov't has given them hope that if they just get here everything will be easy for them regardless of the dangers they face in getting here.

  • Say No to BO Mapleton, UT
    July 2, 2014 6:24 a.m.

    So sad. Obama drew him here with the hope of deferred action.
    Shame on all of you amnesty advocates for giving people a reason to trespass.

  • RichardB Murray, UT
    July 2, 2014 12:17 a.m.

    Enticing people to come here illegally, and rewarding them, only turns out badly for many. For those wanting amnesty (and more of this) have you changed your mind yet?