Skip to comments.Mass immigrant graves uncovered in Texas cemetery
Posted on 06/21/2014 2:36:21 PM PDT by gusopol3
Volunteer researchers have uncovered mass graves in a South Texas cemetery that they believe contain the bodies of immigrants who died crossing into the U.S. illegally, according to published reports Saturday. The discovery at Sacred Heart Burial Park in Falfurrias came in the last two weeks, as Baylor University anthropologist Lori Baker and Krista Latham, a forensic anthropologist at the University of Indianapolis, and their students worked as part of a multi-year effort to identify immigrants who've died in the area near the U.S.-Mexico border.
Teams unearthed remains in trash bags, shopping bags, body bags or without a container at all, according to the Corpus Christi Caller Times. In one burial, bones of three bodies were inside one body bag. In another, at least five people in body bags and smaller plastic bags were piled on top of each other. Skulls also were found in biohazard bags placed between coffins
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So now Texas is supposed to give the criminals private burial plots??? There is no end to the curse of having a southern border.
Obama ought to have to dig the graves himself, George Bush , too. The fruits of their labors.
The only decent thing to do would be to return their remains to their home country to be properly buried there with the dignity and respect they deserve. Nah. The Mexican government wouldn’t go for that.
Their families deserve to know what happened to them at the very least; this has been going on for a very long time apparently. Our media that has such compassion for the Guantanamo detainees spits on the graves of these nameless people. Hoe many of them have been murdered? Mix a little “tea baggers bounty hunting” angle into the story and there’d be an explosion of interest.
Brooks county is 98% brush. When they die in the brush, sometimes the hogs, coyotes, and vulture get them. Thats if the human coyotes dont chop them up first. The women get raped. The coyotes leave their panties on mesquite trees a trophies. Maybe Brian Williams or Christina Amporour could come down here and check it out.
They were supposed to let them know that it is against the law to enter this country illegally, it is dangerous to do so in this primitive, unsupported manner, then had Obama, Holder, McCain and Jeb Bush come down, hand them shovels and say, “dig until you drop.”
More propaganda from the “illegally entering is an act of love” crowd.If they had stayed home they probably wouldn’t have died.I have no more sympathy for them than I’d expect Mexicans to have for me if I died illegally entering *their* country.
This is the cost of not controlling the border. The consequence of encouraging foreigners to come here illegally.
Could be that it was family that buried them there in the first place. Do we know that they were all buried at the same time, or was it the same spot multiple times? Perhaps illegals use this spot to bury their own. Or maybe cartels buried victims there?
Just some random thoughts.
I think in Mexico you would be lucky to end up buried in a dump if you’re buried at all.
The Mexican politicians would have made sure you’d know you aren’t welcome so you would have been smart enough to stay out.
It’s a story about a funeral home “Funeraria del Angel Howard-Williams”.
“”Brooks County Chief Deputy Benny Martinez said the funeral home charges $450 to handle each body. County Judge Raul Ramirez said the funeral home had been handling such remains for at least 16 years. Chief Sheriff’s Deputy Lorenzo Benavides in neighboring Jim Hogg County said the practice has been going on there as long as he can remember, at least 22 years.
A message left Saturday at Howard-Williams was not immediately returned. The funeral home referred the newspapers’ questions to its parent company, Houston-based Service Corporation International.””
The more questions the better to focus as much attention as possible on this travesty and sacrilege. This amounts to a Potters’ field of course, but where are the churches who are encouraging peple to rush up here into this kind of jeopardy.
again, from that standpoint it’s a potter’s field approach which is understandable. But from the US government which winks at the contempt shown for its laws, there is a far higher level of accountability.
Well...Ok. Then what happens?
You stuff this story in the face of anybody who pretends they’re being compassionate when they talk about amnesty. It’s the way they make themselves feel morally superior,and this travesty introduces what’s called cognitive dissonance.
As far as I know, potter’s fields use coffins and have official burials.
Then you know more than I do.
What we need is a co-operative zone that runs 100 miles deep into the Mexican border. Build housing for illegals, current and future, community structure, and transportation with biometrics to ferry them back and forth for work.
Those who hire illegals can pay for it. Once we build their
society back in their country, they will go home to it.
States, hospitals, colleges, supermarkets (EBTs), etc know exactly how much illegals cost the States.
Invest in them staying in their country but controlled work entry/exit. Shift the social costs back to Mexico - and there will be money rushing to the new economy south of the border from everywhere.
Push the cost envelope back where it belongs.
It was probably the Mexican coyotes that buried them. They don’t want to get caught smuggling human cargo.
Some of the coyotes human cargo probably died. They will load illegals in trucks with no air.
“Their families deserve to know what happened to them at the very least:
What is this “deserves” you speak of. Are you going to pay for those identifications and investigations? Doubtful.
“ore questions the better to focus as much attention as possible on this travesty and sacrilege. This amounts to a Potters field of course, but where are the churches who are encouraging peple to rush up here into this kind of jeopardy.”
You are totally full of crap! Which church is that you speak of?
They are lucky their remains weren’t burned into ashes and scattered into the wind. You want to pay for a decent burial,,go for it! Start a FB page and raise funds and YOU do it. How DARE you tell the US taxpayer they have to pay for illegal crosses after their death. KMA!
If they don’t die here in the first place , you don’t have worry about the forensics is my answer to that. On the other hand , a truly compassionate pro-amnesty group should break their own bank to be sure the i’d’s are made.
Yeah , there are churches who encourage illegal immigration, and my point, if you could read, is they should use their own funds to do this work and if they don’t they are hypocrites. You are so defensive , you don’t even recognize a golden opportunity to turn he debate. I won’t ping the moderator to report abuse on you because you represent a point of view that is a loser’s argument.
why don’t the south american journalists come up here and win the Pulitzer prize by warning their nations that immigrants are dying up here?
You’re thinking like a loser. The people who come across are going to continue to die, the way to stop the need for funerals is to prevent the deaths. That’s why you seal the border. But you react to this news like an abused child, expecting the media to turn it into a club to beat conservatives with.
Yay! You see the possibilities! Turn the liberals arguments against them.
My approach on this story is to make it big, yours is to try to repress it. I think it hurts pro-amnesty, you think it helps them . BTW I was instructed minutely by a moderator on the point of my use of “like a loser” vs. your calling me a “loser.” Mine is not abuse, your’s is. So smile when you say that.
You parse words words like an Alinskyite.
There have always been people who died crossing the border. 30+ years ago my husband found a human skull in his hunting pasture. Just a skull, no other bones, it had been there for several years. It could have been dehydration, disease, murder, snakebite, no idea why the person died. He would have been better off if he had stayed at home.
>>Teams unearthed remains in trash bags, shopping bags, body bags or without a container at all, according to the Corpus Christi Caller Times. In one burial, bones of three bodies were inside one body bag. In another, at least five people in body bags and smaller plastic bags were piled on top of each other. Skulls also were found in biohazard bags placed between coffins.<<
Mexican coyotes are using body bags and biohazard bags? Not very likely.
Compassion is a wall, so NONE of them die.
It was the Irish nuns that did it, right?
shovel ready job.
shovel ready job.
You’re right. I should have read the story closer. But the coyotes preying on illegal immigrants is why they are dying on the borders.
Also we just recently had a story about a funeral home in this area, where they found two dead bodies left to rot in a funeral home. Nothing to do with illegals. Just a funeral home going broke and not taking care of the remains.
I’m sorry for the illegals being callously thrown in graves, but the more important story is why they died in the first place. And to let other illegals know how dangerous it can be for them and especially for unaccompanied children.
The way the libs see it...a 500 foot memorial to the racism of the US.
Except in Antarctica?
They’ll get re-interred at Arlington.
yay, thanks, I’ll take that challenge. But if you’d said “You’re an Alinskyite,” then that would be abuse— rules of the board, you know.
Obviously someone thought enough of these victims to give them a proper burial. True heartlessness would have been uncaring enough to leave the remains in the desert.
The organizes of this project to disturb the gravesite is food for thought. Who decided it should be done?
What was the purpose?
Who funded it?
Your prediction about the thread , its contents and its intent could not have been more wrong and your revealing your thoughts on it brings shame to your intellectual capabilities.
But I won't bet on it.