El Paso Times Blames U.S. Government For Illegal Alien Deaths

Apparently, because we have an actual border with Mexico, and attempt to protect it, and stop people coming across it illegally, the U.S. is to blame, along with Mexico 

Recent drownings in the Rio Grande and neighboring canals in El Paso aren’t an isolated tragedy. Like the deaths of 10 migrants in a truck in San Antonio, they are the result of grievous failures by the Mexican and U.S. governments. 

So far this year, more than 230 migrants have died or gone missing while crossing the U.S.-Mexico border, according to the International Organization on Migration. This month has been the deadliest, with 83 dead or missing through July 24. 

There are a few more paragraphs, discussing the human smuggling, and how people just want better lives (I’m betting the editorial board of the El Paso Times wouldn’t be quite so accepting of illegals and their “plight” if they were camping out in the board member’s back yards, which goes for all the other USA Today network papers, such as the Abilene Reporter-News, who picked this up), along with some blame aimed at Mexico for not doing something about the smugglers and gangs. 

But the U.S. government, through its jumbled and ineffectual immigration policies, also shares significant blame for these repeated border tragedies. Political leadership has refused for years to fix what everyone recognizes is a broken immigration system. An emphasis on “border security” efforts has been unmatched by any efforts to address economic and political realities that drive people to leave their homes for the difficult life of a migrant. What, exactly, is broken in our immigration system where the government, tasked by the Constitution with stopping outsider invaders, attempts to stop people from crossing the border illegally? Other than that they can’t stop them all, of course. 

The editorial sure seems to be taking the position that the border should simply be open and anyone who wants to cross it should be able to do so.  Read more.....


Sandee said...

It's not the fault of the US government. You see it's because Trump is our president. Never heard this stuff when Obummer was president.

Have a fabulous day. ☺

Kismet said...

Eliminate the benefits (welfare, free education, emergency room visits).