What’s Happening to Children at the Southern Border Keeps Getting Sadder

Joe Biden and Kamala Harris keep ignoring the southern border crisis.

Meanwhile, migrant children continue to live in horrible conditions. Government run detention centers are packing in children at record levels. They are being forced to live in unsafe, cramped conditions.

Many children are being abused along the way.

Sadly, a nine-year-old girl has died. The corporate media is barely touching this story.

From The Federalist:

On the evening of March 20 in Eagle Pass, Texas, a small town on the U.S.-Mexico border about 150 miles west of San Antonio, U.S. Border Patrol agents on riverine patrol were flagged down by people on the Mexican side of the river. They alerted the agents to a woman and her two small children, a boy and a girl, lying unconscious on a sandbar near the south side of the riverbank.

The agents, with the help of Eagle Pass Fire Department EMTs, were able to resuscitate the woman and the boy, a toddler, who was hypothermic and semi-conscious by the time Border Patrol got him safely to shore. But the other child, a nine-year-old girl, was dead.

“We tried everything to bring her back. We tried for 20 or 30 minutes,” said Eagle Pass Fire Chief Manuel Mello when I reached him by phone on Monday. The waters of the Rio Grande are cold this time of year, he said, in the low sixties at sundown, and deceptively fast-moving in places.

They pronounced the girl dead right there on the riverbank. The boy was taken to a hospital in San Antonio, and, as far as Mello knows, his mother went with him. Mello said there was no sign of other migrants in the area or a group they might have been with. “It was just those three.”

It’s unclear how the woman, a Guatemalan national, and her children, both Mexican, came to be unconscious on that sandbar. It’s also unclear who flagged down Border Patrol from Piedras Negras, the Mexican town that faces Eagle Pass.

What a tragic story.

Despite U.S. Customs and Border Protection issuing a statement on this incident March 25, few even know it happened.

What a stark difference from what occurred in 2019 when a Salvadoran migrant and his nearly-2-year-old daughter were found dead on a north bank of the Rio Grande. The heartbreaking photo of their lifeless bodies clinging together went viral, and many Democrats played politics with the tragedy. Beto O’Rourke, AOC, Sen. Cory Booker, and Sen. Kamala Harris blasted President Trump for the incident.

Radio silence has followed this equally tragic incident.

More from The Federalist:

All these people are now silent about the nine-year-old girl who drowned on March 20. Maybe it’s because there was no photo of the dead girl to rip our guts out. Maybe it’s because Trump’s not around to take the blame. Maybe it’s both.

But the incuriosity—not just about this girl’s death but about the border crisis generally—among Democrats and too many in the corporate press is becoming more obvious as the situation worsens. Beat reporters at the Washington Post and Los Angeles Times are doing yeoman’s work covering the crisis, but almost no one else wants to talk about it.

If they do, it’s to push back on the characterization of this as a crisis, or, as PBS’s Yamiche Alcindor did at President Biden’s first press briefing last week, muse aloud about whether all these migrants are coming because Biden is such a moral, decent man

There is virtually a media blackout on the southern border crisis. Journalists are being removed from immigrant crossing areas by law enforcement:

Border Patrol Saves Infant from Drowning

We do need to commend the U.S. Border Patrol for their efforts. They are doing the best they can despite the policy changes under the Biden Administration that has made their job much tougher. Reports are their moral is low since Trump left office.

One recent example of heroism at the border involves members of the Texas Department of Public Safety Officers Association, who saved an infant girl from drowning back on March 16.

From the Western Journal:

If you want to see the ugly side of President Joe Biden’s “humane” immigration policy, all you have to do is look at what happened in Roma, Texas, on March 16.

According to a report from the Texas Department of Public Safety, that’s where Texas Rangers and Border Patrol agents pulled a baby out of the Rio Grande after she was thrown out by human traffickers.

The Department of Public Safety released a photo of the rescue Tuesday.

In a Facebook post, the Department of Public Safety said the child “had been thrown out of a raft and into the Rio Grande River by smugglers. The child’s mother had been assaulted by smugglers in Mexico, resulting in a broken leg.

The rescue was carried out by a member of the South Texas Special Operations Group, Texas Rangers Division.

“This specialized group is a highly trained tactical team whose primary responsibility is to carry out specific missions, usually along the Texas-Mexico border region or wherever needed,” the Department of Public Safety said in a Facebook post.

Photo from Texas Dept. of Public Safety Officers Association Facebook Page.

But That’s Not All

You gotta wonder if Sleepy Joe is even aware of this next story.

The current border policies are encouraging human traffickers to “deliver” humans across the border. They are making millions of dollars doing it.

Recently, night vision video captured the shocking clip of two criminal traffickers dropping two children (ages 3 and 5) over a 14-ft high border fence. These children would have been left alone in the harsh New Mexico desert at night, but thankfully, STN Agents rescued them. Another example of border patrol agents working to keep our country safe, even when Biden is making their job ridiculously tough.

Here’s the video:

This whole immigrant border crisis is tragic. And Biden-Harris appear to be doing nothing substantial about it.

Senator Ted Cruz does a great job explaining the Biden border mess in 60 seconds:

Have you contacted your Congressional Representative and Senators to let them know you want the southern border crisis addressed? You can by calling the United States Capitol switchboard at (202) 224-3121.