Over the past week, open borders advocates have been petitioning the federal government on behalf of a Honduran mother and her two children who crossed into the United States illegally.
Their complaint? The two children should not be deported because they were sick.
“The family’s advocates accuse the U.S. of disregarding the health of the children, ages 1 and 6, to push forward a plan currently being challenged in court to send planeloads of families to different countries so that they can seek asylum elsewhere,” according to an Associated Press story from last week.
“Both children have been hospitalized in recent days in South Texas’ Rio Grande Valley. In court papers, the U.S. government has said it intends to deport the family to Guatemala on Tuesday, pending clearance ‘from a medical professional,'” the story said.
Open borders activists blamed U.S. Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) detention center conditions for the illnesses, but still complained when the children were sent to a hospital to be treated, and then subsequently removed out of CBP custody, and out of the country.
The one-year-old child had the flu, and the six-year-old had diarrhea and a fever, according to the report. For that reason, activists said the family should not be deported to Guatemala to seek asylum as part of a new deal negotiated by President Donald J. Trump.
The deportation moved forward Tuesday after a federal judge failed to rule on the case, enraging the open-borders lobby.
Dr. Amy Cohen, of executive director of “immigrant advocacy group” Every Last One, bashed the federal government for deporting the family.
“The cruelty was beyond the pale — not only in the removal itself but also in the details of the treatment of this mother and her small children,” she reportedly said.
Last week, Cohen attempted to garner sympathy for the family.
“The mother is desperate. She thought her baby was going to die,” Cohen reportedly said. “Whenever the baby coughs, her whole body shakes. The 6-year-old looked exhausted. Everyone looked malnourished.”
Cohen did not recognize any of the following points, which may have occurred to those who advocate for a sane immigration policy: that the family came to the United States illegally on its own volition, that when the children fell ill, they were treated at a hospital at taxpayer expense (while ordinary American citizens rack up thousands for hospital visits), that the children were cured of their illnesses before being deported, that the family had legal representation in a United States court, and that they were deported to Guatemala, where they can legally seek asylum.
Does any other country on earth treat those who have broken its laws and entered illegally with such dignity? Should it be the responsibility of the taxpayer to treat every sick person in the world? Are ordinary Americans allowed any say over our border security policies?
Above are just a few questions the mainstream press and open-borders advocates always fail to address.
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