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Sob: Illegal Aliens Are Amassing At Rio Grande’s Edge

From the Arizona Republic:

Migrants amassing at Rio Grande’s edge

Daniel Gonzalez [sic] | June 19, 2014

REYNOSA, Mexico – The Senda de Vida migrant shelter sits on a hill overlooking the Rio Grande in this border city. The greenish waters flow through a bend in the river down below. On the other side, so seemingly close, is Hidalgo, Texas.

Shelters like this one are packed these days with migrants planning to cross the Rio Grande and enter the United States illegally. On Thursday, about 50 ­immigrants were living here. Every bed was full.

Why doesn’t Mexico close down this and other ‘shelters’ like it? They put illegal aliens living in their country in jail.

Many of the migrants were women who had traveled from Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala with young children. All of them had run out of money. Now, they were stuck at the shelter, within eyesight of the United States.

They know they don’t need any more money at this point. They know Uncle Sam will take care of them once they cross the border.

Hundreds of migrants from Central America are crossing the river daily. They are turning themselves over to the Border Patrol once they reach U.S. soil…

Many of them are there based on false hopes.

Wanna bet?

Doris Martinez, 46, left Honduras on April 24 with her 5-year-old daughter, Anni, traveling most of the way by bus. Anni has Down syndrome.

Get out your handkerchiefs.

Before leaving, Martinez heard that the U.S. government was giving women traveling with children "permisos" — permits — to stay in the U.S. if they could make it across the river on their own.

The rumor isn’t true. The U.S. government has been releasing parents traveling with children because detention facilities in the U.S. have been overwhelmed by the surge in Central Americans traveling with children.

The "rumor" sure sounds true to us.

After being processed, the migrant families are dropped off at bus stations in McAllen and other cities, including recently in Tucson and Phoenix. They are given notices to report to U.S. immigration authorities once they reach their destinations…

Except almost none of these people ever report to the immigration authorities. And they are now home free.

Nevertheless, the rumor that women with children will be allowed to stay permanently was reinforced for Martinez after some relatives of her husband crossed the Rio Grande illegally in March. They were released after being detained for a few days and allowed to continue on their journey to the East Coast…

Martinez has a niece in Dallas. "My intention is to cross to the other side to the United States because my daughter has special needs. I am looking for help. I heard there is a special school for children like her," Martinez said. "In Honduras, they don’t help children like her. They discriminate against them. They treat them like they aren’t even people." …

That’s heartbreaking. Okay, we have to let in all special needs children. And anyone else with a hard luck story. Why not? We have plenty of room and money for all.

This article was posted by Steve Gilbert on Friday, June 20th, 2014. Comments are currently closed.

One Response to “Sob: Illegal Aliens Are Amassing At Rio Grande’s Edge”

  1. canary

    Martinez said. “In Honduras, they don’t help children like her. They discriminate against them. They treat them like they aren’t even people.” …

    I guess she hasn’t met Whoopi Goldberg, nor the liberal media that were vicious to Sarah Palin.


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