The Death Of Marco An­to­nio Muñoz

The Signal - - OPINION -

I am call­ing on my Con­gress­man, Steve Knight, to do ev­ery­thing within his power to stop the heinous, hor­rific per­se­cu­tion of im­mi­grants in the United States. I just read that a fa­ther, Marco An­to­nio Muñoz, brought his fam­ily from Hon­duras, seek­ing asy­lum in the US. He was sep­a­rated from his wife and chil­dren and thrown into a Texas prison where yes­ter­day, the hor­ror of this inhuman treat­ment caused him to com­mit sui­cide. And the news re­ports in­di­cate that thou­sands more chil­dren are be­ing sep­a­rated from their fam­i­lies and held in cages while their par­ents are shipped off to de­por­ta­tion camps and fed­eral pris­ons. This is not Amer­ica. This is not Chris­tian. This is the worst form of racism, grotesquely sim­i­lar to the con­cen­tra­tion camps of Nazi Ger­many. I urge my rep­re­sen­ta­tive, Steve Knight, to stand up and speak out strongly against th­ese crimes against hu­man­ity which have been con­demned by the United Na­tions. I want to see a full and com­plete re­pu­di­a­tion of this in­jus­tice printed in the next edi­tion of “Knight Vi­sion.” If I do not see pos­i­tive ac­tion taken, I will have to as­sume that my elected Con­gress­man is sym­pa­thetic to the big­otry, ha­tred, and racism that has brought us the hor­ror of this bar­baric, mur­der­ous catas­tro­phe.

Frank Smath­ers


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