One particular Democratic “sanctuary” policy is evilly wrong.
Instead of the humanitarian aid that illegals are promised, all too often, what they find is an agonizing death in the desert.
Liberals think they are doing illegal migrants a favor by stashing water and food along the smuggler’s routes. The reality is that migrants rely on these comfort stations that aren’t always around when they need them, in the vast open stretches of sand, rock and scrub, baked by triple digit heat.
On June 19, agents of the Border Patrol monitoring the area near Del Rio, Texas got an anonymous call letting them know that some migrants were unaccounted for. The next day they got another call saying there were others.
Seven bodies were eventually recovered, they all died from heat exposure and dehydration, days before the border patrol located them.
One group included “a woman, two babies and a toddler,” Reuters reports. Further west, on private ranch land near Carrizo Springs, the bodies of two men were found.
An additional “decomposed body” was found during the search “on the riverbank of the Rio Grande near Normandy.” Since even the sex was not revealed, it suggests the remains were “mummified.””The extreme temperatures during this time of year can be fatal,” Del Rio Sector Chief Patrol Agent Raul Ortiz assures.He’s used to seeing smugglers drop the illegals in “desolate areas.” Another of their favorite tricks is “sending them across the Rio Grande in makeshift rafts.”
“Just stick to the trail,” they’re told. “People leave water and food, it’s easy.” The migrants expect an underground railroad as effective as La Bestia. By the time they get miles into the desert, under sweltering sun with no shade in sight, and no water, the coyote who dropped them off is sipping cerveza in a cool cantina with their money.
Last year, the Border Patrol listed 283 migrant fatalities but they warn there are many more that haven’t been found.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Nathaniel Walters argued the issue in court earlier this year, in a trial involving four volunteers from the group “No More Deaths” charged with leaving food and water in the Arizona desert.
“The water drops,” Walters insists, “give border crossers “the false hope that if they drink water or eat some beans, they will survive.”
He recommends the official alternative, emergency safety beacons. “The beacons allow people to surrender.”
To Walters, the issue is clear. The activists “made a choice to violate the law, and they thought that their feelings override federal law.”
“The water drops are a way to help people evade apprehension and skirt around deportations. They encourage illegal activity.”