Keep Them Safe, Dammit
“Between five and ten migrant children have been killed since February after the United States deported them back to Honduras, a morgue director told the Los Angeles Times. Lawmakers have yet to come up with best practices to deal with the waves of unaccompanied children apprehended by Border Patrol agents, but some politicians refute claims that children are fleeing violence and are opting instead to fund legislation that would fast-track their deportations. San Pedro Sula (Honduras) morgue director Hector Hernandez told the Los Angeles Times that his morgue has taken in 42 dead children since February. According to an interview with relatives by the LA Times, one teenager was shot dead hours after getting deported.”
The reason we are deporting them? They are brown. No matter how much tap-dancing is going on to justify this horseshit that is the root cause.
What make me want to rip out my hair is that the reason that Central America is such a fokking hellhole right now is because the West has meddled with the entire region. It is a fact that America (under FDR, whom I otherwise admire) created and maintained the Somoza dictatorship, which was overthrown by Sandinistas 1979, which made some Americans afraid because of the socialist nature of the Sandinistas (they wanted literacy and equal right for women oh noes), which caused the Regan administration to throw billions of your tax dollars away on the Contras and create the School of the Americas to train terrorists, but Contra terrorist atrocities and drug running and human trafficking made them all kinds of despised in the US and in the countries they operated, so for the Regan administration and its political allies to keep funding the bastards they sold illegal arms to Iran and funneled the money to the Contra terrorists (The Iran-Contra Affair), but the Contras were too busy raping nuns and killing children to bring about government change so Nicaragua has returned to the control of the Sandinistas. Which means we could have burned the money and murdered people directly for all the damn good it did. Moreover, thanks to our hosting the Contras in the surrounding countries, the whole area is awash in drugs and gangs – the leftovers of the Contras.
Now, we send kids back to that mess to die. Like we had nothing to do with it. Our country (under BOTH Democratic and Republican Presidents so NO ONE is on the moral high ground here) did that shit and even if we hadn’t those kids are innocent human beings and it is wrong to send them back to a place where they have such a high risk of being murdered.
See this little girl?
If the US deports her there are strong odds she will be raped and forced into prostitution by a gang or she get murdered or both. She is a human being. She is no older than Lilo, who is in forth grade and loves My Little Ponies and The Lego Movie. I would crawl across razors and swim through a pool of alcohol and then be buried alive to prevent something like that from happening to my daughters.