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How can a parent send their children away? - The Galveston County Daily News: Letters To Editor

November 24, 2015

How can a parent send their children away?

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  • carlosrponce posted at 8:08 am on Fri, Jul 11, 2014.

    carlosrponce Posts: 4759

    If you watched Hannity last night there were reports of many unmarked graves along the Texas border of those who didn't quite make it. The parents send their children atop a rail cars hooked to "The Beast" in hopes their children will get an education and a job in "the promised land" called the United States. They then turn around and blame "los Americanos diablos" when their children wind up dead, as sex slaves, prostitutes or status unknown. By the way, "The Beast" derailed again on July 10th. No one was killed - this time. There were 1300 Central Americans, mostly children, riding atop the the cars. After the train derailed they continued their trek north towards the United States on foot. Hannity continues his report tonight on FOX.

  • Jbgood posted at 8:51 am on Fri, Jul 11, 2014.

    Jbgood Posts: 2471

    That is a shame Mr. Ponce! You what though? Freddy Fender was right in many cases when he song:

    There's a land so I've been told
    every street is paved with gold
    And it's just across the borderline.
    And when it's time to take your turn
    Here's a lesson you must learn:
    You could lose more than you ever
    hoped to find.

    And when you reach
    the broken promised land
    Every dream slips through your hand
    And you know it's too late
    to change your mind.
    'Cause you paid the price
    to come this far
    Just to wind up where you are
    And you're still just across
    the borderline.

  • kevjlang posted at 10:46 am on Fri, Jul 11, 2014.

    kevjlang Posts: 4036

    I don't expect many of us to understand the motivations here. I doubt that this is historically unique. In any event, we already know that we can't count on the country they're passing through to do anything about this. And, according to Congress, we can't count on the President to do anything about it either. And, so far, despite knowing this was happening for months now, Congress, apparently, isn't inclined to do anything about this. So, what laws do we follow? What ethics do we follow? How much humanity do we show?

  • sverige1 posted at 11:17 am on Fri, Jul 11, 2014.

    sverige1 Posts: 4054

    Numerous similar occurrences happen right here within the US. Moms/dads abandon their babies at fire stations (or in dumpsters). Parents trapse their children across the city or country and dump them on grandparents/siblings/aunts/uncles to take care of them.

    Many of these children have attachment/disattachment issues. The majority are emotionally and physically traumatized. With this crisis, we'll have thousands who will need to learn English in "sheltered" school classrooms. There's not a thing we regular folks can do about it except to figure out how we can help in the most humane ways possible.