The sad migration of undocumented immigrants had its start right here in the Rio Grande Valley. They were invited here, promised sanctuary, promised a better life. By whom? Through texts and internet and leaflets, these people were promised representation, food, clothes and transportation into the United States by whom?
They gathered in caravans from Central America by the thousands lured by the “Pied Piper” who promised them free housing, medical care and legal representation combined with support from Democratic leaders at the federal level. They came to the border.
Now we hear reports that women and girls over the age of 13 were raped; some even prepared the young girls by giving them birth control pills in the event the worst happened. What type of person or organization would lure thousands of women, young and old, to this type of abuse, not to mention the hundreds who lost their lives making the trek?
The who and the why are questions that deserve an answer, because in my humble opinion that person or organization has the blood of the abused and dead on its hands. Someone started and organized and motivated these people to come here with the aforementioned promises, maybe with the best of intentions, but there is an old saying: “The road to hell is paved with good intentions.”
Jake Longoria, Mission