June 26, 2019
It has now become clear why Donald Trump is inviting all of these millions of Central Americans into the United States and offering them free housing, food stamps, healthcare and work permits: he is enticing them, so they’ll drown in the river as they rush to accept his enticing offer.
They’re all microscopic cogs in his catastrophic plan, designed and directed by his small orange hands.
A father and daughter lie face down in murky waters littered with reeds and discarded beer bottles. Their heads are wrapped in a black T-shirt — her tiny right arm draped over his shoulders.
The shocking image captured Monday was a grim reminder of the dangerous journey migrants take to the United States. Oscar Alberto Martínez had crossed the Rio Grande and turned around to get his wife when his 23-month-old daughter saw him swimming away and jumped after him, a journalist says.
The father clung to the little girl in red pants and black shoes, but a strong current swept over and drowned them, Julia Le Duc, the photographer who captured the image of the pair, wrote for Mexican newspaper, La Jornada.
The newspaper talked to the man’s wife, Tania, who said she saw her husband and child drown Sunday. Their bodies were found on the Mexican side of the Rio Grande.
The family had been in a migrant camp in Matamoros since Sunday, hoping for an appointment to receive political asylum from the US, the newspaper said, citing Martinez’s wife.
They’d been in Mexico for two months in the scorching heat — temperatures climbed to 113 degrees Fahrenheit at times — and the family decided to cross the river out of desperation, La Jornada reported. The victim’s wife said they had obtained a humanitarian visa from the Mexican government.
Ports of entry along the border have long been overwhelmed by the surging asylum claims, Customs and Border Protection officials have said.
But US policies that make it harder for those seeking asylum to turn themselves in at ports of entry are pushing more migrants to take deadly risks and cross in more dangerous areas, advocates have said, warning the number of deaths at the border will increase.
“Deadly Risks: When Desperation Turns Deadly.”
It sounds like the name of a Steven Seagal film.
Only it isn’t a film: it is deadly serious and for real.
The orange man has murdered these innocent Salvadoran political activists, who were being hunted and feared for their life, and were forced to stay in a Mexican refugee center for almost 24 hours – far too long for any person to tolerate.
Trump knows these Salvadorans can’t swim. And yet he thinks they will wait for hours to get into the country.
It’s all part of a plan to drown them.
We said “never again.”
All they were asking for was free housing, food stamps, healthcare and work permits.