Skip to comments.Beast Derails: 'Death Train' Strands 1,300 Migrants Making Trip to US Border
Posted on 07/10/2014 3:22:32 PM PDT by cotton1706
On the day President Barack Obama met with Texas Gov. Rick Perry to discuss the border crisis, at least 1,300 migrants were stranded when the so-called "Death Train" derailed in southern Mexico.
Reuters reported that "a cargo train" nicknamed "the Beast," which is "used by Mexicans and Central Americans to travel toward the U.S. border," derailed on Wednesday in Oaxaca, Mexico."
About 1,300 migrants, many of whom were "young people," were reportedly stranded but not injured while riding what others have referred to as "El Tren de la Muerte," or Death Train.
As Breitbart Texas has reported, "children who travel via Death Train must jump onto a moving freight car" and "minors who cannot successfully pull themselves onto the traveling cars fall onto the tracks" and "many are left with extreme injuries," like losing arms and legs.
At least 57,000 illegal immigrant children have crossed the border since October of last year, and federal officials expect at least 150,000 more to do so next year. The number of illegal immigrant children unlawfully entering the country has spiked since Obama unilaterally enacted his temporary amnesty act in 2012.
After the Obama administration sent more than $250 million in aid to Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador, administration critics have said Obama should cut off aid to these nations until they take measures to prevent their migrants from trying to enter the United States. Many of these nations want their migrants to go to America so they can send back billions of dollars in remittances, which account for a significant percentage of the GDP of these nations.
Obama attended three fundraisers for Democrats on Wednesday and Thursday in Texas, but he refused to visit the border to see the crisis firsthand.
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The Lord works in mysterious ways.
Or so I was told as a kid.
Probably why Dumbo needs a few billion from congress, so as to keep those trains running.
We need to empty that train, blow it up, and tear up the tracks. Let those “hard working” Mexicans do some work in their own country for a change.
>>Probably why Dumbo needs a few billion from congress, so as to keep those trains running.
Mussolini did make the trains run on time.
My first thought as well. The good Lord has a plan for us, and THIS MESS is not it.
Hopefully our revolutionary friends down in Mexico, the ones taking on the drug lords by themselves, have decided to derail this train from now on.
I wonder if Obama is considering sending military planes down into Mexico to pick up the people and bring them into the U.S.?
There is an incredible irony here. In the last quarter of the 19th Century, Mexico was ruled by a dictator named Porfirio Diaz, who was determined to modernize Mexico despite the Mexicans. And taking a cue from the late US president Abraham Lincoln, Diaz decided that this modernization should center around the construction of a well built railroad system, touching every corner of the country.
So, by the turn of the Century, Mexico had an enviable railroad system. However, it also had a perpetual revolt of the Yaqui Indians of their northwest. Eventually being fed up with it, Diaz ordered their internal deportation from the northwest to the southeast, where they became slaves. They were shipped there in boxcars.
It was one of the first “industrial genocide/ethnic cleansing” events of the 20th Century.
So, the “train of death” that headed South, is ironically once again heading North.
Maybe somebody pulled the spikes out of the tracks, like that WWII movie!
A bit of irony there: a sizable of our “undocumented” are from Oaxaca. Now they get to have our experience.
He wants to put in a high-speed line for the illegals.
Time for MEXICO to respond to this humanitarian crisis.
Carter had his Mariel Boatlift.......Obama has his Death Trains. I suspect Carter was shocked at the unintended consequences.......Obama is surely happy his plan is coming together.
Give it a rest —
The Beast has been overworked and needs a brake — and a break.
Damn, that brought back some good memories.