A second child from Guatemala died late Christmas Eve while in the custody of U.S. Customs and Border Protection.
The 8-year-old migrant boy died at a hospital in New Mexico, according to the agency, and the liberal media followed a familiar script, emphasizing that his death took place while in custody and downplaying the fact that the child had been taken to a hospital earlier after an agent noticed he was ill.
And the left was quick to exploit the tragedy for political gain as seen when Margaret Huang, executive director of Amnesty International USA, blamed President Donald Trump, saying the administration’s “policies of cruelty toward migrants and asylum-seekers at the border must cease immediately before any more children are harmed,” according to the Associated Press.
The CBP released a timeline of events leading up to the death of the child, identified as Felipe Gómez Alonzo.
More from the AP:
Felipe was taken with his father to a hospital in Alamogordo, New Mexico, where he was diagnosed with a common cold, according to the timeline.
The boy was released just before 3 p.m., about 90 minutes after he had been found to have a fever of 103 degrees Fahrenheit (39.4 Celsius), CBP said. He was prescribed amoxicillin and ibuprofen, and taken with his father to a holding facility at a highway checkpoint.
At about 7 p.m., agents helped clean up the boy’s vomit. CBP said the father “declined further medical assistance” then.
But at about 10 p.m., the boy “appeared lethargic and nauseous again,” the agency said, and agents decided to have taken to the hospital. The boy died at 11:48 p.m. Monday, the agency said.
The death of any child is tragic, and that it occurred on Christmas Eve only adds to the anguish, but what the media continues to overlook is how dangerous and fraught with risk the long arduous journey to the U.S. border is for Central Americans.
This risk being a direct byproduct of our porous border and the warm welcome illegal immigrants receive from the left in America, to include the Democratic Party.
Yet, the shameless left has been taught to “never let a good crisis got to waste,” as seen when Rep. Rick Larsen, D-Wash., flipped this reality on its head to blast Trump for his get-tough stance on illegal immigration — the goal being to reinstate “catch and release.”
Trump's policy is not only not working, it is killing children. Sickening https://t.co/A72n8ogU3Z
— Rep. Rick Larsen (@RepRickLarsen) December 25, 2018
Never mind that the liberal embrace of illegal immigration serves as a siren, calling poor migrants to our southern border, exposing them to harsh conditions along the way, to include illness, rape and death.
The full statement from the agency can be seen below:
BREAKING: 8-year-old Guatemalan national died in US Customs and Border Protection custody on Christmas, CBP says in statement. pic.twitter.com/RrXMK2NYsm
— NBC News (@NBCNews) December 25, 2018
Social media pushed back on the liberal narrative crafted to fault the US government and demonize the Trump administration, to include a reminder that the parents bear much of the blame for exposing their children to such danger.
A narrative coming from those who preach to us about morals while cheering an 11-year-old boy performing in bars as a drag queen.
Here’s a sampling of responses from Twitter:
Did you know:
If illegal immigrant parents didn’t drag their kids hundreds of miles across dangerous terrain with human traffickers & drug dealers leading the way, they would have a significantly higher chance of surviving?
Stop blaming the government.
Blame the damn parents.
— Brandon (@brandongroeny) December 26, 2018
The media was widely called out for misleading the public last time this happened, yet they decided to run with these B.S. headlines yet again.
The kid was given extensive medical treatment. There is nothing in this article, once again, to suggest CBP did anything wrong. https://t.co/8tDqxpdxU7
— AG (@AGHamilton29) December 25, 2018
He had better medical treatment than he would have had in Guatemala I presume
— Chris Mac (@OnlyChrisMac) December 26, 2018
Maybe the parents should have stayed in their own country & not risked their son’s life? #BUILDTHEWALL
— Ann Kozlow (@akoz53) December 26, 2018
They cannot blame The United States government, the Border Patrol, Customs, I.C.E. or anyone else except for the parents or whoever brought this child on that dangerous journey!
— Sharlene Haveles (@SharleneHaveles) December 26, 2018
Why are they dying becauce there parents are dragging them thru hell illegally the girl was only in the US and was dying before she got here. Too late to save her. Its tje parents fault.
— Rhonda Swift (@GodJesusHS) December 26, 2018
Blame the coyotes, cartels, and NGOs who lie to the families about how far and hard it is. Thousands die or are kidnapped…no one tells.
— Gail Haase (@Mama_Haase) December 26, 2018
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