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Don’t take my word for it. Listen to CNN and CBS. CNN reports that border deaths tripled over last year. CBS reports a nightmare increase in lethal drugs, and overdoses, directly connected to the Democrats controlling immigration policy. AND. Do not believe a word of supposed opposition spewed by the RepubliCANT party of Lyin’ Ryan, the Bush clan, California Republican House Minority “Leader” McCarthy, and McConnell. They all colluded in subverting President Trump’s attempt to keep the 2016 Republican Party’s promises and the much older post 9/11 legislative promise to build a wall. Remember that this year and next and strictly hold it against them and every candidate who does not vocally reject them. The death toll was entirely foreseeable. Everybody knows.
CNN’s Rosa Flores reports on the massive surge in border-crossing deaths. Understand, these are mostly horrible deaths of dehydration and heatstroke, with a few drowning deaths in canals. Special techniques have been developed to get fingerprints from sun-baked and bloated corpses. We do not get those disturbing details from CNN, but the bare facts are terrible in themselves.
CBS Evening News With Norah O Donnell CBS June 10, 2021, 3:12 a.m. – 3:43 a.m. PDT is archived at Archive.org. CBS reporter Janet Shamlian reported on the massive surge in deadly drugs over the U.S.-Mexico border. The cartels own the entire trans-border illegal logistics system. Whether people, drugs, or anything else, the cartels ruthlessly enforce control. So, the massive surge in opioids, including fentanyl is entirely foreseeable, and not a real concern to either the Democrats or the RepubliCAN’Ts, mouth movements or keystrokes notwithstanding.
We want to turn now to a flood of drugs coming into this country at the U.S.-Mexico border. Record amounts of opioids, and along with them, deadly consequences. CBS’ Janet Shamlian reports tonight from El Paso, Texas.
Reporter: Along the Mexico border, drug cartels are seizing opportunity. We are seeing that the cartels are exploiting our current influx of unaccompanied children, as well as our influx of single adults. And they’re bringing hard drugs.
Reporter: Border Patrol Agent Joel Freeland says U.S. manpower focused on human smuggling is enabling traffickers to move staggering amounts of drugs, including 59 pounds of highly lethal fentanyl seized by Texas troopers the past six months. If that almost 60 pounds of fentanyl reached the streets and not been stopped what could have been the result?
Agent: The result is mass casualty.
Reporter: In a year, fentanyl seizures have jumped 800% in Texas.
The drugs coming across the border here are fueling an unprecedented epidemic across the country, the toll of which can be counted in the skyrocketing number of overdose deaths. Among them: 20-year-old Jacob del Hierro of Colorado.
del Hierro’s father: I wake up most days in a state of shock. I cannot believe that I lost a child.
Reporter: Jacob is among the more than 88,000 Americans who died from overdoses in the 12 months ending October 2020, up 10,000 from the same period a year before. [This was a COVID-19 plandemic effect.]
del Hierro’s father: It will live with me for the rest of my life. My wife had to watch as I screamed and begged for my son to breathe.
Reporter: BP agent Jerry Galvian knows heartbreak like that often starts here [at the border].
Agent: They cut into [the border barrier] and set it up beforehand so they know where they’re going to be coming on through.
Reporter: As agents say, the cartels use a flood of migrants to move a river of drugs. Janet Shamlian, CBS News, El Paso.
These deaths were all perfectly predictable, the known consequences of the neo-Marxist fundamental campaign to fundamentally transform America. The RepubliCAN’TS are fully complicit. Lyin’ Ryan and McConnell colluded with their good friends the Democrats from November 2016 to subvert the expressed will of the American people and to prevent fulfillment of border security promises made right after 9/11. The sun-blasted bodies are just eggs fried for the elite’s oligarch omelet.
President Trump named the threat of cartel coyotes and the “blue check” gang howled derision about Orange Man Bad talking about little wild dogs. No, they were not just ignorant. Everybody knew.
President Trump told the hard truth that human traffickers bring children across the US-Mexico border without their parents. These children, like the women, are vulnerable to rape and sale into sex slavery, and yet some women rent their children near the border as a dodge to keep adults from being easily returned by the Border Patrol. Everyone in the American Southwest and Mexico knows the men who actually smuggle humans across the border are called “coyotes.” The pronunciation is different depending on your native tongue, but the word is the same. The term has never been a good one.
See the New York Times recognized that in a 2018 story on illegal immigration. See their 2009 story about coyotes and pollos (chickens). See the 2014 NBC News story about children being among the dead illegal immigrants as the south Texas heat created a “death valley.”
“We have recovered 37 bodies this year,” [Brooks County Chief Deputy Benny] Martinez told NBC Nightly News. “And it’s fair to say every one we recover, we are missing five or 10. There’s a lot of bodies out there.”
Last year, Border Patrol documented 445 deaths of migrants coming to the United States — the third-highest number since 1998. The National Foundation for American Policy estimates an immigrant trying to sneak into the country today is eight times more likely to die than one a decade ago.
Even more troubling, the number of children — especially those traveling without their parents — is surging. Law enforcement officers say more of them are meeting tragic ends as they confront dangerous conditions on rough, shadeless terrain during their 1,000-mile journey.
Vice News reported “2020 is set to become Mexico’s deadliest year on record. Despite hopes that the COVID-19 pandemic would slow down violent crime, it’s had the opposite effect.” [Video involves graphic content.] Indeed, part of Fraudci’s plandemic was large-scale unemployment and underemployment, concentrated on lower-wage earners. This predictably causes a surge in drug and alcohol abuse, driving up overdose deaths, whether accidental or suicide. In addition, cartels reportedly recruited unemployed Americans as drug smugglers with native-born American papers and habits.
I’ll leave you with two songs: Guy Clark’s “El Coyote” and, of course, a song by Leonard Cohen. Guy Clark wrote and recorded “El Coyote” in 2011, based on a true crime story from south Texas, where 18 illegal immigrants were left to die by a truck driver.
The sealed trailer that transported at least 74 illegal immigrants in May 2003 was described by prosecutors at one time as a “rolling chamber of death.” Passengers clawed holes in the walls and punched out tail lights to try to get enough air to survive as the temperature rose and the air thinned.
The victims — from Mexico, Honduras, El Salvador and the Dominican Republic — died of asphyxiation, hyperthermia and dehydration. They included a 5-year-old boy and four teenagers.