Skip to comments.'Life ended there' Rare interviews with the children of America’s border disaster.
Posted on 07/12/2014 2:27:35 PM PDT by moonshinner_09
I mmet Mirabel in 2011, four years after she had left her home in San Pedro Sula, Honduras, a city reputed to be the murder capital of the world. She, her sisters and mother were terrorized by an alcoholic father who abused them and stole the earnings from her mothers struggling grocery store to spend on liquor and women. The tipping point came when Mirabel, then 16, confronted her father after a drunken rampage, and he nearly killed her with a machete. When an uncle offered to pay for a smuggler to take Mirabel to the United States, her mother begged her not to go. We all know the stories of women who get raped or die in the desert, Mirabel told me. But I couldnt stay. I had no life there. She told her mother she loved her, boarded a bus with her teenage cousin and headed north, hoping for a better education and a better life in El Norte. But Mirabels safe passage across the U.S. border 15 days later was just the beginning of another ordeal that came with its own terrors. Immediately after entering the United States, she was apprehended by U.S. Border Patrol agents in Texas Rio Grande Valley. They were questioning me, and I was crying, she recalled to me. I said, I cant go back. I was 16, the only under-aged girl and little, but those officers put handcuffs on me just like I was a criminal. After spending a few days in jail, she was taken into federal custody at a shelter in Los Fresnos, Texas, for unaccompanied minors. It was clean, Mirabel says, and had a nice enough living room, but she soon realized she couldnt leave. There was no lifelife ended there, she says.
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Couldn't help but think of this: the interviews about "How Life Ended There" with the tens of millions of aborted infants in Heaven. I have no doubt that they have forgiven all who helped murdered them.
Sorry, didn't mean to change the subject - the title of this thing was compelling.
Ah-HAH! They found ONE of the juveniles. I suppose that justifies calling ‘all’ of them ‘children’, huh? /s
Why can’t they seem to produce stats or photos of the numbers of ‘children’ they allege are crossing the border?
Why the big secret? What are they hiding? (rhetorical, of course)
... that's because you ARE a criminal! You broke laws - that's called being a criminal.
those officers put handcuffs on me just like I was a criminal.
She was a criminal.
Very good point. of what you say 99% of this goes unreported in the 3rd countries and to boot same ones will later on have another child.
those “boys” are our future civilian army....
and absolutely no MSM is going to go to Central America and tell us what happened 3 or so months ago to make all these people move north are they?
And they put handcuffs on her.....
As if she had violated a law or something. The nerve.
Voting Democrat, committing crime, and impregnating multiple women who will produce more Democrat voters.
Exactly the reason they're sought after by the Left.
And providing the next democrat meme “The Republican war on children”.
At some point we need to start making the engineers feel some pain.
The most humane thing to do with these kids is to immediately deport them back to their home countries and hand them over to their own governments for care.
Notice how they always seem to select the girls for these stories and not the 17 yo males with tattoos.
We cannot be the orphanage, cop,teacher and Dr. for all the kids in the Third World who are abused and neglected. Right now we need to have high visibility high quantity deportations to send a clear message..stay home!
These IOWs, (ILLEGAL OBAMA WETBACKS), are the Democrat Partys last hope for US voter enrollment dominance from now on - - - .
They do that because their living conditions are so bad that a large number of children will not survive to the age of 5, much less adulthood. Americans and Europeans used to have large families for much the same reason. With economic development, living conditions improve and so does health, so more kids grow up and these people then choose to have fewer children. That is what happened when the countries that are now developed became that way.
About the kids coming up north: they are feeding into the human trafficking underground. The ones that get caught by border control are the lucky ones, if they get deported. Otherwise, they end up in virtual slavery--and it's hard to make the case that being a slave in the US (and being threatened and beaten for failing to work) is better off than being poor in their own country.
Sorry, the fact that this girl’s father was an abusive drunken jerk is in now way a politcal issue and those types of situations are not why there is political asylum.
You can find jerks like that all over the globe, from Lap Land to the South China Sea.
We’ve got them in the US too honey. And unless your dad is dead he’ll probably waltz over the border himself and hunt you all down here.
These people are all so poor, and they have nothing, but they have tens of thousands of dollars, or pesos, or whatever to pay to sneak their kids into the US.
Why isn’t the so called United Nations doing something about these brutal, murderous regimes in El Salvador, Honduras, Guatemala, Ecuador and Mexihole? And why do WE keep sending them foreign aid? This is bull****! The apes down at the UN should at least pass “a resolution” or something!
The illegals will one day elect pols that will demand all guns confiscated. Game over.
I can’t help but wonder how many times the Border Patrol has heard this same story, almost word for word.
And if it originated in the White House
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