Why make illegal aliens swim across the Rio Grande River?
Why subject them to this dangerous, deadly test?
Why not just throw open the border doors instead of President Joe Biden’s requirement that men, women and children risk getting swept away and dying? For a guy and his party who claim to be compassionate to the nth degree, this is damn unfeeling.
I can understand Biden’s and his woke masters’ pretense for wanting to appear like they’re not totally laissez faire when it comes to open borders. That would be a sure election loser. But the fact is that the border is open–if you can fight the currents, carry your child on your shoulders without getting dunked and more feats of physical stamina and daring-do.
It’s not just the Texas National Guard trooper who died trying to save two illegal crossers–who turned out to be illegal drug runners (or swimmers). According to CNN:
At least 650 people died attempting to cross the US-Mexico border this year, more than any other year since an international agency began documenting deaths in 2014.
The International Organization for Migration — the agency documenting the deaths — didn’t specify the reason for the deaths but crossing the US southern border is often a dangerous journey that over the years has resulted in deaths and rescues.[Emphasis added.]
And that was six months ago. Certainly not all of them drowned trying to cross the river, but I’m guessing that more died doing that than the other fatalities–such as dying of thirst or hunger trying to evade the law once on land.
You have to go to FoxNews to get the true suffering of “unauthorized migrants” (the new name for undocumented immigrants that was the new name for illegal aliens) who, in the hundreds if not thousands, wade–sometimes with the water up to their necks–across the river. And into the waiting arms of the Border Patrol.
I say throw open the doors with tongue in cheek, only partially. Maybe Vice President Kamala Harris, whom Biden assigned to handle the border crisis, should provide boats. Rafts. Barges. Ferry boats like the ones in New York Harbor.
Build docks and platforms on either side of the river so “migrants”* don’t have to slide down and then, having exhausted them selves with the swim, climb a slick muddy bank on the American side. Make the docks handicapped accessible to make the crossing equally accessible for the infirm and elderly.
Restrooms, of course, for those who refrained from peeing the river. Fast food joints to enjoy a Big Mac before resuming their journey. Maybe even a souvenir shop, to commemorate the biggest day of their lives.
Surely, this wouldn’t be as expensive as flying and busing them all over the country.
Of course, this is all super ridiculous. But if Biden, Harris and the rest of the woke mob that is responsible for this misery showed up at the border, just once, they could see for themselves. Like the children struggling against the current. After all, aren’t their policies cloaked in “it’s for the children” BS?
In case you’ve forgotten, (sensitivity warning) here’s a photo of a man and his little daughter who downed trying to cross the river.
This was in 2019 on President Donald Trump’s watch. But the wretchedness has only accelerated.
If Biden gave a damn, he’d stop this. But Biden doesn’t give a damn.
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