My heart is broken at what my country has become
By Marc Keyser, author of TheResistance.blog
Familiares y vecinos de Claudia Patricia Gómez Gonzáles fallecida en Laredo Texas, se encuentran consternados en su vivienda en el caserío Los Alonzo, en San Juan Ostuncalco, Quetzaltenango. Vía: Jaime Soc.
Relatives and neighbors of Claudia Patricia Gomez Gonzales deceased in Laredo Texas, are dismayed in their home in the Caserío Los Alonzo, in San Juan Ostuncalco, Quetzaltenango. Via: Jaime Soc.
Claudia Patricia Gómez Gonzáles was shot and killed by U.S. Border Patrol on Wednesday near Laredo, Texas. The 19-year-old child was coming to the U.S. from Guatemala in hopes of securing work to pay for her education.
Claudia was shot in the head when a Border Patrol agent fired on a group of people he believed to be undocumented immigrants in Rio Bravo, Texas.
Customs and Border Protection released a statement on Wednesday saying a lone Border Patrol agent was responding to a report of illegal activity near a culvert in Rio Bravo, Texas, when he “came under attack by multiple subjects using blunt objects.”
The revised report claims the agent ordered the group of immigrants to “get on the ground,” but they ignored his commands and “instead rushed him”…(without blunt objects). When the President lies incessantly, people in government feel then can do the same.
The family of a 19-year-old Guatemalan woman killed by a U.S. border patrol officer called on Friday for the United States to dial-back its rhetoric on migrants, after President Donald Trump described gang members entering the country as “animals.” Claudia was not a rapist, a gang member, or drug dealer as far as we know. She was not an animal, she was a human being, a young person.
Dominga Vicente, Claudia’s aunt told reporters in Guatemala City: “To the government of the United States, (I ask) that you do not treat us like this – like animals – just because you are a powerful and developed country,”
A seven-minute video posted online has gone viral. It appears to show the aftermath of the incident on a residential street. In the video, a woman calls out in Spanish, “Why did you shoot the girl? You killed her!”
Is this what President Trump’s MAKE AMERICA WHITE AGAIN means? Why does Trump have to kill people at the border? Why must we have the blood of this innocent child on our hands? Why do we allow this moral monster in the White House to rule over us?
Trump’s policy of separating Hispanic children from their parents trying to enter the country is a nightmare. Federal agencies have lost track of some 1,500 of these children. Desperate parents being detained don’t know what has happened to their children and can’t contract them.
Then Trump has the gall to blame the Democrats for this outrage.
This is a big lie. 1) There is no law requiring children to be separated from parents. 2) Democrats are already asking him to reverse his policy. 3) Republicans control Congress. 4) The 2008 law his administration points to as evidence for the claim was signed by G.W. Bush.
Trump is destroying families. He is deporting people who have lived here for years and committed no crimes. He is undermining the work force that has made California the bread basked of the world. The damage to agriculture and our food supply is a self-inflicted wound on our economy. Trump is threatening the availability of food and the stability of lower food prices across the country.
We’re experiencing incident after incident of racially motivated attacks on innocent people in this country because of Trump’s racist pandering to his base of White Nationalist extremists.