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That Tragic Photo of Dead Migrants Shows Exactly Why We Need a Wall

Well, the left has another photograph at their disposal, and they’re doing everything they can to make the most of it, like they always do.

What is this, the third photo of this type they’ve used to try and sway public opinion on illegal immigration? There was the one with the abandoned kid crying – you may recall the Time magazine cover that superimposed Trump onto that one to wring the full emotional content out of it. Then there was the mother and child running away from the tear gas at the border. And now we have this one.

You’ve undoubtedly seen it by now, and we don’t really feel the need to publish it again. You can find it in a click or two of Google if it somehow escaped your attention. It is a truly tragic picture of a man and his daughter lying facedown, dead, in the waters of the Rio Grande. No two ways about it, you would have to be a robot not to feel something at the power of the image. It is heartbreaking.

But the media and Democrats are, of course, using this image not for the simple cause of pathos or humanity but to make a political weapon out of it. The Republican Party is the cause of these deaths. Donald “Hitler” Trump killed these migrants. American racism is responsible for putting this father and this daughter in the afterlife. (Vote Joe Biden!)

This isn’t just a cynical and foul use of propaganda, it’s also completely wrong. If anyone is to blame for these migrants’ deaths, it is the Democratic Party.

The victims featured in the photo are Oscar Ramirez and his daughter Valeria. “They left El Salvador on April 3 and spent two months in a migrant camp in southern Mexico, awaiting news of their asylum request to the US, before they decided to take a bus to the border on Sunday to try to speed up their case,” reports the Daily Mail. “When they arrived, the consulate was closed but they also learned they were far down a list of hundreds of migrants in line for interviews. They decided to make the crossing illegally rather than wait – a decision that led to their deaths.”

How is Trump responsible for this? The wheels of bureaucracy moved too slowly for these asylum-seekers, so they decided to push their luck. It turned out to be a tragic mistake. No evil forces were at play here, other than ordinary human unconsciousness. Indeed, it appears as though Oscar and his family would not have qualified for asylum in the first place:

Oscar worked at a Papa Johns pizza restaurant, where he was earning $350 a month.

They lived off his wage, limiting themselves to $10-a-day, because Tania had already quit her job as a cashier in a Chinese restaurant to care for Valeria, their only child.

They were not fleeing violence, Tania’s mother has since said, but were in desperate search of a life where they could earn more.

Their plan was to spend a few years in America to save up enough money to eventually return to El Salvador and buy or build their own house.

Right. “Not making enough at the local pizza joint” does not a valid asylum claim make.

At the end of the day, though, a big, beautiful border wall might have prevented this tragedy. Oscar would have known that even if he could get safely across the Rio Grande, there would have been nothing waiting for him other than a giant, impenetrable barrier on the other side. Maybe he would have thought twice about waiting patiently for his turn in line.

Better yet, maybe he wouldn’t have bothered making this disastrous trip in the first place.

Democrats want us to believe that enforcing the law and protecting our border is inhumane and racist. But in this case, firm, inflexible enforcement might very well have saved lives.

What do you think?

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  1. There is no manpower to process all these illegals who obviously are not even eligible for asylum. America spends billions of dollars to support these illegals which is unfair to the American taxpayers. It is time to close the border for an extended period.

      • The father took it upon himself to try to move to the head of the line. Him and him alone is responsible for the tragic death of his daughter and himself. That is a big part of the issue EVERYONE trying to come through our southern border think they should be first and not have to pay any fees to enter the US nor should they have to be vetted and pass a in depth physical exam. One more reason for the wall – the wall would tell the world you aren’t just going to walk right in and it would deter many from coming. Especially if there are NO benefits for them once they get here.

    • We have laws that many elected officials refuse to allow be enforced but instead fight the President and his people over the enforcement so that the people coming into our nation are favored over citizens of the US. The fight over what needs to be done is because we the people chose to elect someone we felt could do the job that others refuse to allow be accomplished. They do not like our President and will fight his ability to be President come he’ll and high water. They are destroying our nation and the people here are allowing this because of ignorance. We are not long to last here people unless you listen and understand the background of what Islam is, the background of the elected ones that are pushing for global government, the background of those behind this strong effort to turn our nation upside down to the detrament of this country to outside enfluideses.

    • Someone from Trump’s office should investigate how many bodies found in desert. Coroner office has no idea who these people are. My area. Law enforcement looking for person lost. They found missing 18 year old. She was murdered. Missing one month. Bones from 3 bodies. Person they were looking for dead. Law enforcement and Border patrol go in desert looking for people that. Drug cartel use as mules to carry drugs. Human trafficking too. Many times the drug cartel shoot the people or drug them and leave in isolated area. No food or water.
      This has been going on for years. CA government has done nothing and much worse under Obama’s 8 years.
      Trump 2020
      Built the wall
      Deport illegal
      Immigrants must come in right way. Vetted and health screening.
      Merit system
      They used merit system when Castro took over Cuba and sent people he took every thing from to USA. My neighbors were from Cuba and she told me what Castro did to them.
      God bless our country.

      • I like what you said. When I came to this country in 1971, I had to have a job, a place to stay and a sponsor. I had to get a physical at the Embassy in Paris. It was the norm then, no one complained. It took me two years to get my visa to come here and I was the only French person on the French quota. I came the legal way, through the front door. It burns me when I hear democrates want to give the illegals medical health and the right to vote.

    • Not only do we spend billions on them but they send millions, of dollars, they receive from taxpayers, back to their home country. All of that money would be put to better use caring for homeless people, veterans and building the WALL!

    • Neither Trump nor Republicans is responsible for this, No one forced the Salvadorean to leave his country to come here. He is responsible for his own death. We need the wall to lessen just such daring incidents in order to properly vet illegals coming into the US

  2. It is refreshing to see someone use common
    sense and truth in reporting. It is disgraceful
    that the DemonRATS try to blame this and
    other tragedies on President Trump..
    The media didn’t seem to care about the murders and rapes committed by illegals that should never
    have been in our country… How about the ten
    motorcyclists who were just hit by an illegal?
    To come to America is a privilege…not an
    entitlement…..AND SHOULD BE DONE LEGALLY.
    .Every American regardless of race or color needs
    to join hands to vote every DemonRAT and RINO
    out of office.

  3. No border, no wall = no country. All those pelloshmers and company have big tall walls around their estates — why don’t they accept those poor illegals, feed them, bathe them, give them their own medical services? Huh? how about that?

    • Beause Janet they are too busy ripping off our government in their own crooked ways. Military uniforms contract given to Pelosi’s husband. Just one example and there are many more. Biden’s son getting a billion dollar deal from China. Biden’s son getting millions fromthe Ukraine!
      Hillary selling our uranium to Russia. Bill Clinton foundation rapeing Haiti of funds. Paying for their daughter’s wedding from the fund. Whitewater scandal and many more. The list goes on and on!

  4. 3 weeks ago the Democrats claimed the crisis at the border was a made up lie by President all of a sudden they are all crying for the cameras and somehow still blaming Trump..what a bunch of lunatics!! I am in constant prayer they are not able to remain in office, not in any capacity!! If they would happen to get full control of our country we are screwed! Too bad we can’t buy and island and send them all to it to live happily in their disease! Diseases!

  5. These people need to quit putting their children at risk! They are the only ones responsible for these children’s sufferings!

  6. What we really need is big changes in our “Let’m all in” immigration laws. We still have amnesty for those who can sneak in with a child, chain migration is another money pit along with our so called humanitarian aid to the newcomers including free medical, Section 8 housing, schools , the list is endless. America first is NOT working out for American citizens, it’s the illegal aliens first, all we are good for is paying for all of this and voting the same old , corrupt politician back into office. Many in
    BOTH political parties have joined forces to stop Trump on the immigration issue.
    I blame the people who bring these kids here and the parents who in some cases, hire coyotes to do it. We have millions of American citizens who need humanitarian aid. What happened to America first and mass deportations on the illegal alien issue? IMO we have already passed the point of no return and neither political party cared ! They succeeded in the agenda.

  7. The only reason for this rushing to our border, is to get the freebies that the Democrats have promised. There is not one returning veteran who receives a smidgen of what the illegals get just for coming to America. Come legally or stay home. Take away the freebies and watch them head back south.

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