This is not name calling. At least try to be honest in your dealings. Its quite telling to see how heartless our 'religious conservative'
fellow humans can be. But then I have know that about the right
since I became and adult and started paying attention. They spend so much time
demonizing 'them' while claiming that their religion makes them moral.
If you think that is morality then you dont understand the concept.
I'm sorry but the USA can not be the home to every "refugee" in the
world. Lets allow other countries to do the right thing, step up, and help them
out. I say, stop them at the border and absolutely, do not let them in. Mexico
can have them.
DN subscriber - there is no where in that part of the country that the next town
is 90 minutes away, even driving at school bus speeds. That part of the story
just doesn't add up.
shamrock - Salt Lake City, UT says: "Who among us wouldn't do
everything possible to flee to a country where our children were better fed and
safer? To demonize these immigrants shows a startling lack of empathy and
compassion."I agree no immigrant should be demonized. That
said, we need to build the wall to prevent such tragedies. Ten years ago
President Obama was for building the wall as was Hillary Clinton, as was Chuck
Schumer. Why the about face? Why are they demonizing a President who is trying
to stop these tragedies and enforce lawful immigration?Build the
There are ways to immigrate legally and lawfully without putting yourself and
family at risk. When you put yourself at risk, then accept the risk.
Being dropped off in the desert and walking a long way to the
border, then being detained has inherent risk associated with it. This is tragic, and avoidable, if this is something to do with dehydration
then the trip, which the parents willingly choose to take, is responsible for
the tragic outcome. By all accounts they took care of the problem
once they knew there was a problem.
It is truly sad that this girl died because of what her father put her through
by making her walk through the desert. Per the D-news and other
national media, her dehydration, if that was the cause of her death, began days
before getting to the border where there were no medical facilities. Admittance to the U.S. for people who are clearly economic refugees, they
would have been refused admittance to the U.S based on their economic pleas.For those that say we should open our doors to everyone that's poor
and wants a better life, wouldn't that be most of the other 7 Billion
people on earth? Why discriminate against them?
The homeless people of Salt Lake City and America in general have a kinship with
the homeless people of the world. Poverty is the creation of unfair economic
Who among us wouldn't do everything possible to flee to a country where our
children were better fed and safer? To demonize these immigrants shows a
startling lack of empathy and compassion.
I'm glad the Associated Press has given Jakelin Amei Rosmery Caal Maquin a
name. She deserves to be humanized rather than be the subject of partisan cable
news chest-thumping. Her life needs to be understood -- a
"message life" instead of the "message death" Jason Chaffetz was
trying to spin it as.There has been no indication Jakelin nor her
father were carrying any deadly infectious diseases. She and her dad were not
part of MS-13 or any middle east terrorist group. They were not transporting
drugs. I wonder if "Fox and Friends" were disappointed Jakelin appeared
to be a little girl without any apparent dangerous connections.I
think we all need to say a little prayer for Jakelin. May she find peace and
less hostility in her new surroundings. I would like to tell her that while
there is an element in our country who exclaim, "Her death was a message! I
doubt none of her family members will want to migrate to the United States
now!" those people represent a definite minority.Above all, I
hope Jakelin finds no politics in the Great Beyond. May it be a place where
people are simply considered people, with no distinctions made for economic
class, nationality, or skin color.
Enough with the blaming Border Patrol. This was not "dehydration" but
something much more severe with no symptoms until long after she was
apprehended, certainly starting much earlier.Father and daughter were well
when apprehended, waited 8 hours for the only bus available to return from
hauling a full load of unaccompanied minors to the BP office. (50 miles from
border, they did not cross at a crossing point)."...while they
were on the bus, [the girl] began to feel warm and uncomfortable and began to
vomit, and [dad told the driver the girl was ill. ...agents radioed ahead to
have EMTs available.... When they arrived, 90 min later, she had stopped
breathing. Emergency crews revived her, and she was airlifted to an El Paso,
Texas, hospital, to which the father was driven. The girl died... roughly
19 hours after she began throwing up on the bus and 27 hours after being
apprehended. Officials said she had swelling on her brain and liver failure. An
autopsy was scheduled to determine the cause of death. The results could take
weeks."Hundreds of illegal migrants die in the desert every year
due to poor choices.Don't blame BP, they save hundreds every year!
At some point one needs to decide what drives them, their faith, the
nationality, or their party.If you put your faith first and foremost
I don't see how someone can say "they aren't American", so I
don't have a responsibility for helping them. Not all solutions are that
these people must come to these shores so that they enjoy the blessing that the
generations before us sacrificed so that we have. But we also must realize that
there were those before us who did sacrifice so that we can have what we can
have. What ever the judgement may hold, I'm not sure I want
my answer to be that I didn't help others because it would impact those
blessing I currently enjoy. Christ ministry was all about helping those who
could not help themselves... it wasn't about amasing as much luxury as one
can to ones own self.I am not perfect in this regard one bit. I
look at the life I have created for myself and question is it too much. I have
had a refuge live in my house for a year with my family. It was a wonderful
experience. It was also a challenge because of cultures. Great things come
through sacrifice - not doing the minimum requested. Still working on that one.
We need a better way. Those that qualify for asylum need a program that allows
them to make arrangements before they come. PEW puts the numbers at 13-20%. The
rest are economic immigrants and need to come on green cards.
Tugging on heart strings doesn't solve the myriad of problems involved
here.Disconnecting ourselves from morality and humanity doesn't,
I've been reading horrifying comments on this story from other publications
where people are blaming the parents for her death. She was in US custody, and
died of dehydration. She was not given proper medical attention. This was a
human life. Those that say they are a child of God must also remember that this
girl was one as well. America must do better.
This is about poverty, violence, and corruption in third world countries.
These people are human beings that have found themselves in desperate
circumstances. Trump and his supporters villify, demonize, and dehumanize
immigrants and portray them as criminal invaders. Try to show the human side of
the issue and the far right labels you a liberal or a leftist. What a sad
situation. Legal immigration is not an option for the poor and impoverished.
So everyone who has this standard of living should be let into the US?
Isn't that more than 70% of the world? And if you let all those people from
third world countries into a first world country, doesn't that just lower
the standard of living for all the citizens? Won't you still have as much
poverty because there are not enough jobs; definitely not enough low skilled
jobs that will support a family in the US. Wouldn't taxes go up to support
all these people? Don't we send these countries hundreds of millions of
dollars in aid already? Tugging on heart strings doesn't solve the
myriad of problems involved here.
Ah, but she was part of a group of "Very bad people"..... so......She died trying to find a better and safer future with her family, a
story many of us in Utah should be familiar with. Maybe someday when hearts
soften these people will be remembered for their sacrifices they made rather
than being characterized as rapist and murders, and very bad people.We need border control, but trying to come to American should not lead to
anyones life being lost in US government custody.
One thing the investigation should seek to determine is whether the father was
allowed to accompany the daughter to the hospital. The trauma of separating a
child from a parent at such a moment would not be a plus. -- John Jackson