Ready, Set, Narrative
How young children will continue to die to further a false humanitarian narrative
This Friday, various mainstream media outlets began circulating headlines of the tragic death of an 8-year-old girl in a Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) facility in Harlingen, Texas. According to the Associated Press, the parents of the girl had admitted the child had a known "history of heart problems and sickle cell anemia."
Reportedly, the parents of the 8-year-old girl are from Honduras; the young girl was born in Panama where she had corrective surgery. The family crossed illegally into Brownsville and was transported to the Harlingen facility.
The AP reported that the girl's mother is blaming CBP for the young girl's death, claiming that they ignored the request for further medical attention. Right on cue, open border advocates jumped on the opportunity to blame overwhelmed CBP officers and demanded "welcoming centers" while willfully disregarding an inconvenient truth. CBP stated an investigation is ongoing.
"The only way to stop these preventable deaths is to stop jailing families. To stop jailing children," Jennifer Nagda, representing the Young Center from Immigrant Children's Rights, told AP.
Presumably, given the information provided by multiple news sources, the family traveled from Panama, a long journey, through treacherous terrain, a trip that is at least a three-day travel by car with no stops (there is no indication of what method(s) of travel the family took to the U.S./Mexico border), before crossing through Matamoros, one of the most dangerous areas along the Texas-Mexico border, plagued with vicious cartel violence. Most certainly no place for a medically fragile young migrant child.
Many often ask me why parents would take such a dangerous journey with their children or be willing to send their children alone. That is a fair question. Yet, far too few ask questions such as, why is it that the United States not only incentivizes family units or for children to be sent unaccompanied? Moreover, why does the U.S. nor the border states not prosecute the financial sponsors who paid for child smuggling or the alleged parents for knowingly putting these children in harm's way?
To be clear, these parents were NOT FORCED to come to the United States. They WILLINGLY came, at a time of unprecedented apprehensions, crossing over ILLEGALLY expecting to be taken care of. The precious girl had NO CONTROL over her parents’ CHOICE to bring her along KNOWING her fragile medical conditions. She paid the ultimate price for her PARENTS CHOICES.
Meanwhile, American parents are literally being arrested and labeled as "domestic terrorists" for attending school board meetings to speak out against their children being sexually assaulted on public school property. But when supposed parents of a medically fragile child willingly drag that child across thousands of miles, likely through perilous terrain, with an alarming probability of encountering rape, assault, forced separation, kidnapping, and deadly violence, open border advocates DEMAND the U.S. pay for "welcoming centers," while simultaneously demonizing CBP officers.
Undoubtedly, the radical left-wing pro-illegal alien groups are also gearing up to sue federal officers (will likely use AMERICAN tax-payer dollars for representation) on behalf of the parents which will guarantee that they will be granted forever stay in the U.S. as "victims."
Indeed, if a case is brought forth, rest assured that your tax-payer dollars will also be used to pay for the "settlement," as if $$$ could ever replace a human child.
All the while, not one mention is made of the reckless, grossly negligent, intentional child endangerment at the hands of the parents of this child or the policies that incentivized them to make such a dangerous journey.
Why are American parents held to a different standard? How is this not clear discrimination against Americans? If you or I knowingly and willfully placed our children in harm's way, CPS would be knocking at our doors. While American citizens are silenced, removed, arrested, and labeled as domestic terrorists for TRYING TO PROTECT their children from government-run public school systems, illegal aliens are REWARDED for choosing to put their children in harm's way and the federal government only encourages more reckless behavior.
I have often said that illegal aliens have more rights than American citizens. Sadly, this is yet another prime example.
This begs the question: Why has Texas or other states not brought child endangerment charges against parents who have crossed illegally into the state with children or the sponsors who have financially funded the smuggling of minors, often by the hands of transnational criminal organizations? States can and should bring forth such cases. Why are we rewarding such dangerous behavior? Why are there no other child advocacy groups pointing out the obvious and demanding true accountability?
In a 2019 congressional hearing, Congressman Gosar, proposed a similar question pointing out the harmful double standard intentionally overlooked to then acting Secretary of Homeland Security Kevin McAleenan.
Gosar stated, “we are enabling this enterprise to move forward,” asking McAleenan, “If I took my child from Flag Staff Arizona and went to Seattle knowing that there’s a 30% chance there’s going to be some type of criminal enterprise along the line, (and) not knowing that I am going to get food and water and protection, would my child be able to stay with me?” McAleennan responded by stating, “Um, no. The Child Protective Services structure in the U.S. is designed for the best interest of the child.”
What McAleenan failed to mention is that the CPS structure is only apparently expected to be upheld by American citizens… those who already commit a crime by crossing illegally into the country, need not worry about willfully and intentionally endangering their child, in fact, they will be rewarded and hailed as hero’s.
During the same hearing, Congresswoman Carol Miller pointed out the startling number of fraudulent families uncovered in a small sample of illegal aliens who had falsely presented themselves as family units.
Sec. 22.041 (c), the Texas child endangerment penal code states, "A person commits an offense if he intentionally, knowingly, recklessly, or with criminal negligence, by act or omission, engages in conduct that places a child younger than 15 years in imminent danger of death, bodily injury, or physical or mental impairment."
One thing is for certain, so long as federal immigration policies continue to incentivize mass illegal migration while states and advocacy groups willfully turn a blind eye to adults intentionally placing children in harms way along such an arduous journey, minors will tragically continue to needlessly lose their lives. The heart wrenching truth mainstream media refuses to ever say out loud.