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The 800 lb gorilla in the room is that all of those riding in the vehicle were involved in human smuggling; an inherently dangerous and destructive crime. It is natural that many would feel sympathy for the victims of an auto accident, it is also perfectly natural that many will feel less sympathy for those who suffer harm while in the process of committing a crime. (The children of course are a different matter and one hopes a special place in hades is reserved for those adults who smuggled them into this country.) Since there would not have been 23 people stacked into one vehicle if they had not been smuggling, the smuggling is a necessary part of any honest discussion about this accident. Shame on those who callously disregard the human tragedy suffered by the victims and their families. But shame too on people who pile hate on the politically incorrect who notice that the smugglers were victims of their own deliberate decision to violate our laws and trespass against us. I, for one, can both sympathize with the pain of the accident victims and hope that this incident reminds those who contemplate smuggling that it is a dangerous and foolhardy crime, not to mention profoundly disrespectful of American Citizens.
When will the United States have the nerve to face the true cause of this problem? Tougher laws won't affect change. Increased enforcement makes little difference. A a wall will just slow folks down.
Eliminate welfare programs that pay our own citizens to laze around and produce nothing. Force them to produce something in exchange for support. DO NOT allow our own citizens to sit on their lazy butts and be better off than if they were working. Eliminate the DEMAND for illegal workers, and they will quit coming.
Prayers for the poor souls lost on US 59.
Yeah, that one poor soul Mexican was the driver. Does that tell you anything?
I can't blame them for wanting to be here, having seen Mexico life? But we as a nation have to push for stronger justice against those persons who hire them here illegally and cheat the taxpayer in paying for their services. I'm all for legalized green card labor and believe we should use them but not at minumum wages, there should be a green card wage prob $6 per hr and tax that $2 an hour they get $4 just an example, become a citizen? Sky's the limit for you. But those doing it illegal need to be charged big times!!!
I feel so bad for all the deaths in that accident. They came from so far to die in our land. Yet our country is so much in debt, it can't take on anymore illegals. I have a heart; I feel bad that they want a better life. However, you can only put so much water in a balloon and sooner or later it will burst. United States is getting there. Take care of us here first, give us the medical and education we need. Charity begins at home.
It's not immigration...it's illegally being in this country...that's what a lot of you don't get. We can't afford to continue to pay for those here illegally and why should we? If immigration laws were more strict and the laws enforced tragedies such as this wouldn't happen so often.
And for the record? "all 23 passengers in the 2000 Ford F-250 truck originated from Guatemala, Honduras and Mexico, each suspected by ICE officials to be illegal immigrants. Of the 14 people who died, 11 were men and three were women.
Victor Corzo, of the Mexican Consulate, said there was one Mexican resident in the group, and he was among the deceased."
Only one of the poor souls was from Mexico.
Why are so many people in one pickup?