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AP: Boy’s Death On Border Highlights Immigration Perils

From the Associated Press:

Boy’s death highlights US immigration perils

By CHRISTOPHER SHERMAN | June 30, 2014

EDINBURG, Texas (AP) — When authorities found the body of an 11-year-old boy in South Texas, a phone number for his brother in Chicago was scribbled on the inside of his belt buckle.

The boy, wearing "Angry Birds" jeans, black leather boots and a white rosary around his neck, had come from his home country of Guatemala and apparently got lost in the Texas brush, near the border with Mexico and less than a mile (1.6 kilometers) from the nearest home.

While hundreds of immigrants die crossing the U.S.-Mexico border each year, the discovery of Gilberto Francisco Ramos Juarez’s decomposed body in the Rio Grande Valley this month highlights the perils unaccompanied children face as the U.S. government searches for ways to deal with record numbers of children crossing into the country illegally.

Notice we are never told when the boy’s body was found. Would it be too cynical to suggest that our media guardians have been saving this story for when it could be the most effective?

In any case, CNN and the other MSM outlets started reporting this story yesterday as soon as it was announced that Obama was going to make a statement in the Rose Garden about implementing amnesty via executive orders. (The CNN news readers were practically in tears.)

But don’t worry, this is sure to be the first of many highlighting the humanitarian crisis we are suddenly facing, completely out of the blue.

"Down here finding a decomposed body … we come across them quite often," Hidalgo County Sheriff Eddie Guerra said Monday. "It’s a very dangerous journey." …

Perhaps we need to supply them with free transportation up to our border?

Investigators were able to reach the boy’s brother in Chicago with the phone number on the child’s belt buckle. It’s not uncommon for immigrants to put relatives’ phone numbers on their clothing because scraps of paper can get lost or wet during their journey.

The boy’s brother gave authorities his father’s phone number in Guatemala. With the help of the Guatemalan consulate, the father gave a sworn statement identifying the boy’s clothing and rosary.

Naturally, we will pay to ship the body back. Or better yet, to ship his father up here to live with his other son.

The boy’s family in Huehuetenango, Chiantla, Guatemala, had last heard from him about 25 days before his body was found. At that time, he was in Reynosa, Mexico, waiting to cross the border…

His father must have been tremendously concerned.

Meanwhile, from Reuters:

At least 22 killed in gunfight southwest of Mexico City

By Lizbeth Diaz | June 30, 2014

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – At least 22 suspected gang members were killed southwest of Mexico City early on Monday, the government said, in one of the bloodiest shootouts with security forces since President Enrique Pena Nieto took power.

An Interior Ministry spokesman said the gunfight took place in Tlatlaya on the southern fringes of the State of Mexico, an area that has been plagued by gang violence in the two neighboring states of Guerrero and Michoacan.

A spokesman for federal prosecutors said all the dead were believed to be gang members. According to Mexican media reports, the shooting started after soldiers came under fire from the suspected gang members, resulting in a gunfight lasting several minutes…

What’s all this talk about "gang members"? If these same ‘gang members’ would just walk across our borders they would immediately become innocent children again.

This article was posted by Steve Gilbert on Tuesday, July 1st, 2014. Comments are currently closed.

2 Responses to “AP: Boy’s Death On Border Highlights Immigration Perils”

  1. An illegal immigrant has his brother’s phone number in Chicago (there’s a surprise). I wonder if anyone asked about the legal status of the brother. I mean, they’ve got his phone number, it shouldn’t be too hard to track him down, unless you’re our government.

  2. canary

    Signs tell the dead 11 year-old immigrant boy found dead near South Texas border was most likely a member of a Mexican drug cartel.

    “phone number for his brother in Chicago was scribbled on the inside of his belt buckle.”

    Fact: The largest most vicious drug cartels from Mexico use Chicago as their main hub in the US.

    As all these children have been prepped to say they are getting away from gang violence to be safe, why would they go to Chicago.




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