The Plight Of Refugees Searching For A Safe Haven
The Flight of a Mother Searching For A Safe Haven
The Plight of a Father To Make His Family The Home One They Never Had
Elsa Ortiz, 25, was deported to Guatemala from the United States on June 5 without her son Anthony, 8.
‘I Can’t Go Without My Son,’ a Mother Pleaded as She Was Deported to Guatemala
As a growing number of families are separated as part of the Trump administration’s attempt to control illegal immigration, some parents are being deported before recovering their children.
Elsa Ortiz, 25, was deported to Guatemala from the United States on June 5 without her son Anthony!
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7,000 individuals are walking through Mexico from Guatemala; they are walking toward the United States border. Yes, the one with Mexico. So far they have run into harsh weather conditions, unwelcome patrons along the roadsides and foreign governments that were being pressured by other larger bully nations telling them they were not worthy of a better life. These individuals know that if they make it to the borders of the country they hope to reach that they will be jailed, charged with a crime for asking and pleading for help, seeking a safe harbor. They learned that if they have children and reach the border of the United States, those kids traveling them most likely will get snatched by Tactical-Agents (tact-agents) whom they know are law enforcement dressed in military garb and ready to place them in detention centers. They have already learned they will most likely be held up to a year without a court hearing.
Stop and consider the worst scenario they believe could happen, and they realize that the children are going to put into detention units. The 'thuggish offenders' as American Leaders describe them, who are just mothers and dads, grandparents or lost individuals trying to find a new life by seeking refuge - may not see their kids again for a considerable period - if they ever do. They are leaving a country that is crumbling in crime, war and civil unrest where they know their families will not be able to survive if they remain. Their choices are: it is either stay there and die or go to America and face the possibility of being placed in prison. The life they are leaving is so bad, so dangerous they are accepting of going to an American jail with the chance their children will go to some misdirected group of individuals who have worse beliefs than the leaders of those warring battle back in their homeland they were trying to escape.
Mistreatment of a group who the more excellent power is fearful of, or whom they think is lesser than, or whom they regard as being animal-like, is not new. What is new is the accepted practice to discriminate so openly and certainly through those who declare their 'pure genes' should not be subjected to the likes of such thugs they consider to be trash. Each day the hatred is allowed to prosper the worse it gets and the more power those spewing its ideas think they are gaining strength. They are mostly making noise. Much like a coyote, in a pack, there are times when only three or four may run together, but under a partly clouded sky when they howl toward the full moon, it sounds like twenty.
The concern involving these individuals isn't about the United States being unable to take care of others. We have the resources to help; taxpayers pick up the bill for a millionaire to play golf every weekend at the tune of $200,000 per game.
The above photo depicting the Trail of Tears is not directly connected to a known artifact.
Sadly this isn't America's First Rodeo when it comes to such practices. Going back in history America seems negligent in its ability to reproduce such events. By far the one which was the most serious concerned the Cherokee Trail of Tears. It resulted from the enforcement of the Treaty of New Echota, an agreement signed under the provisions of the Indian Removal Act of 1830, which exchanged Indian land in the East for areas west of the Mississippi River, but which was never accepted by the elected tribal leadership. A report from then-White House officials said that 'only' 16,000 Native Americans (they used the word Indians back then) were relocated by walking on foot to their new home, to the land of the red man, alas The Land of The Red Man, Oklahoma Territory. Other reports were more inclusive and argued that the official word was incorrect.
The Trail of Tears, in U.S. history, the forced relocation during the 1830s of Eastern Woodlands Indians of the Southeast region of the United States (including Cherokee, Creek, Chickasaw, Choctaw, and Seminole, among other nations) to Indian Territory west of the Mississippi River. Estimates based on tribal and military records suggest that approximately 100,000 indigenous people were made to leave their homes during that period, which is sometimes known as the removal era, and that some 15,000 died during the journey west. The term Trail of Tears invokes the collective suffering those people experienced, although it is most commonly used about the removal experiences of the Southeast Indians generally and the Cherokee nation specifically.
History doesn't repeat itself, but the man certainly does!