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Critics of Customs and Border Protection and the Border Patrol, who are taking these agencies to task for the children who died under their watch, don’t know the whole story — and neither do I.
Please, don’t criticize the government for these horrible tragedies. Critics of the government in these situations are using children’s deaths as a political issue. None of the people who writes these scathing opinions about our government agents at the borders were there. They don’t know what happened.
Why did their parents bring these children on this awful journey? I know some say they did it to leave political persecution in their native countries. However, they knew it was a horrible and potential deadly journey through multiple countries before arriving at the U.S. border. The parents of these children have a responsibility to protect them.
Stop playing politics with this issue here in the U.S. If people want to enact change, go to El Salvador or Guatemala and change the governments of those nations. That’s where the problem lies. Make your statements to the governments of those horrible, violence-strewn countries. But please, stop criticizing our Border Patrol and immigration officers. They do a very tough job, and I’m sure they have the interest of all people at heart. Bluefield, W.V.