4 border deaths in Texas could be a preview of the summer

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  • stand up for truth Lehi, UT
    June 25, 2019 5:21 p.m.

    Without sufficient border barriers, attempts will always be made to cross and jeopardizing lives is the consequence.

    Also, with the existing immigration laws that permit special treatment when you drag a child along you increase the odds of child fatalities.

    The Dems need to stop the partisan nonsense and get on board to both fund barriers and humanitarian aid and even more important to come to the table and change the nonsensical existing laws that put lives, including children, at risk.

    It is a quick fix. Come on, do the right thing.

  • Yuge Opportunity Here Mapleton, UT
    June 25, 2019 10:16 a.m.

    As Pico de la Mirandola (1486) wrote:

    "We have made you neither of heaven nor of earth, neither mortal nor immortal, so that you may, as the free and extraordinary shaper of yourself, fashion yourself in the form you prefer."

    I am not aware of any case where people have been marched into the desert. People make choices. People pay the price.

    It is sad for the children, though. We ought to strengthen the barriers at the border, don't you think?

  • Third try screen name Mapleton, UT
    June 25, 2019 10:00 a.m.

    "...dying at the hands of government..."

    Well, I suppose you could blame the government of the home country that makes life so miserable that people feel they must flee.

    As for the US government, we've done our best to warn people NOT to make the trip. I suppose you could blame some politicians and preachers who seem to encourage people to come here illegally. Deterrence, especially from the left, is sorely lacking.

    Still, I disagree with the statement that government is to blame. I also don't buy the AOC narrative that we are running concentration camps.

    Further to the propaganda problem, the deaths at the border are somewhere in the range of 200-3000 a year. This story seems to be a convenient case for publicity at an opportune time/ The presence of child victims is too irresistible for the pitying press.

  • tsobserver Mapleton, UT
    June 25, 2019 8:03 a.m.

    @unrepentant progressive

    You can blame all of this on Nancy Pelosi and other progressives in Congress who refuse to fix the problem now because dead kids in a river help them in 2020 against Trump.

    You can blame this further on all of Congress who have failed under Obama and Trump to do anything to prevent this mess.

  • unrepentant progressive Bozeman, MT
    June 25, 2019 6:06 a.m.

    Human beings, alleged to be as loved by the Divine as are we all, are dying at the hands of this government.

    It does not matter if they are "illegal", they are still members of the human race and our religions and beliefs ought to inform our government to render humanitarian aid to their plight, Even If We Deny Them Legal Entrance Into This Country.

    Furthermore, it is Beyond The Pale to prosecute those who might give a sick/dying person a drink of water or medical aid.

    What kind of people are we? I am ashamed for this country to treat people like animals. Stray dogs get better care than some of these Human Beings.

    Shame on us for tolerating this abuse.

  • scrappy do DRAPER, UT
    June 24, 2019 6:32 p.m.

    Illegal immigration is a dangerous game

    I think the participants are well aware... and it’s not even hot in Texas yet