After an eight-year-old Guatemalan boy died after being dragged through the desert by his aspiring illegal father, democrats were having a field day, blaming his death on Border Patrol.
However, the boy’s father was discovered to have refused free medical care for his son, placing the blame squarely on that inhuman man whose only apparent thought was how to get released illegally into the United States.
The child died in Border Patrol custody after the two crossed illegally from Mexico into the New Mexico badlands.
Sadly, it’s the second child death for the month as migrants move to dangerous areas to cross over illegally, but democrats trying to exploit the death look like idiots after Border Patrol actually offered free medical care for the child, but the man refused.
“Democratic lawmakers pushed back on Wednesday. Representative Nancy Pelosi, the speaker-designate of the House, deemed the death of two children in United States custody “unconscionable” and called on Congress to investigate.
“Representative Bennie Thompson of Mississippi, the incoming chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, said, ‘There is no question that the system is not working.’ Mr. Thompson said he would immediately call department officials to testify after he takes up the committee gavel in January.”
The Times even used the headline “’A Breaking Point’: Second Child’s Death Prompts New Procedures For Border Agency.”
However, the liberal paper suspiciously failed to attribute those words to the right person in the headline, Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen.
Here is what she really said, buried deeply in the story:
“Our system has been pushed to a breaking point by those who seek open borders,” she said. “Smugglers, traffickers, and their own parents put these minors at risk by embarking on the dangerous and arduous journey north.”
Many conservatives agree that the purpose of vilifying the Border Patrol is to stop all apprehensions.
This child was being used by his father because leftists have screamed about family separations at the border, forcing people with kids to be allowed to be released inside the U.S.
“That’s the perverse incentive for bringing families and shipping unaccompanied youths over the border, who now account for 60% of apprehended illegal entries – the law says those people have to be let out after just a few days, and not await the consequences of their illegal border breaching in detention the way single crossers must do. Lefties can stand up and take a bow for that one.”
Because of this leftist idiocy, Nielsen says the Border Patrol will start ignoring the wishes of parents now on the issue and check out the health of children anyway.
“What the story shows is that the perverse incentives the left has set up to encourage illegal immigration with kids in tow is actually killing a certain number of kids, who don’t fare well on dirty, extended, desert-badland journeys in high heat without water, and it’s likely this one won’t be the last.”