U.S might be sending girl-child Immigrants back to their deaths

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           I’ve been thinking of making this blog less formal and more interactive. So, I’ll be adopting a style of writing that communicates directly to the emotions of my blog readers.
The girls in the picture are child immigrants. These young girls escape the terrible life and circumstances in their countries, seeking a safer life and opportunities in the United States. They are from Central American countries; El Salvador, Honduras, Guyana, Guatemala… These girls are trying to escape the murders, sexual and physical violence against women, rape, child prostitution, human trafficking in their countries. They often come into the U.S unaccompanied, this shows how desperate and hopeless these girls feel.      
      Young girls, mostly under 15, fleeing their countries alone and seeking refuge wherever they can find it. Their young minds tell them – United States, and they are determined to get there at all cost, they are determined to get a better life. The very saddening thing is that most of them get raped, maltreated, tortured as they try to make their escape and not all of them end up reaching their safe dreamland- The United States. The risks these girls take shows their level of desperation.
The Very Big Question is: Is it Justifiable for the U.S to send these girls back? Sending them back to their hopelessness and misery, after all the risks they have taken and all the sufferings they have endured is like sending them back to their deaths. Some of these girls even arrive the U.S pregnant as a result of being raped by men who took advantage of their vulnerability on their journey. Let’s bring in our human conscience into play here… Just look at that picture, does that seem like a safe place for young girls to sleep? These girls are risking their lives to get a safer place to grow up.


    Recently, U.S House Republicans announced that they couldn’t come to an agreement on a $657M emergency immigration funding package, which has now restricted President Obama’s executive authority to end the deportation of undocumented minors raised in the US and rescinded a 2008 law designed to combat sex trafficking by giving minors from Central America the right to a court hearing before deportation. On this, I support Ana Christina da Silva Iddings opinion that ‘Girl immigrants crossing the US border often survived rape and abuse. They’ve got more courage than most of Congress’
The Congress, it seems is putting politics before considering the plight of these young, vulnerable girls. Are they trying to say that the U.S would rather spend millions of dollars funding the Israeli military and Israel’s ‘Iron Dome’ rather than save hundreds of young girls who have been through life threatening experiences? I’m however not so surprised, because thousands of people are dying in Gaza and they prefer to close their eyes to it, speaking only out of necessity and hypocrisy.


7 thoughts on “U.S might be sending girl-child Immigrants back to their deaths

    Rawclyde! said:
    August 6, 2014 at 2:51 am

    Republican congressmen & congresswomen in the U.S. House of Representatives are the lowest form of life on planet Earth. Thank you for making it more obvious than it already is…

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      lotenna responded:
      August 6, 2014 at 11:37 am

      Thanks, Rawclyde for dropping by! I’m glad you agree that the Republicans could really use a little more sympathy. I also checked out your blog. Well done!


    sedwith said:
    August 7, 2014 at 2:52 pm

    Hi lotenna your posts are always worth a read and hasn’t it been a busy time with so much shit going on everywhere! Child refugees are still seeking asylum from horrendous situations and they meet more along the way to escape. The line is ‘economic refugees’ what a line that is! Australia is one heartless government too but the other side has similar views on Immigration so its not along party lines. This is about changing peoples views and ridding ourselves of selfish leadership that does not speak nor make policy on our behalf. I like the idea of being less formal too- it’s about ‘connecting’.

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      lotenna responded:
      August 7, 2014 at 3:09 pm

      I always appreciate your views and comments, Sed because they are always so enlightening. You’re soooo right. Its been a busy time with so much ‘shit’ going on and I find it hard to keep up sometimes and also, reading all these stories also has a depressing effect. Thanks for opening my eyes about the Australian government, I’ll definitely read some more about that. And again, you’re right. There are too many selfish leaders in the world today, placing their political ambitions above the general good of the people.

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    sedwith said:
    August 8, 2014 at 2:12 am

    I will be posting soon on our so called immigration policies………for a country where anyone not Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander has in effect been party to the colonisation of Australia through migration or deportation we have some self-centred and racist political ideology.


    sedwith said:
    August 8, 2014 at 4:46 am
      lotenna responded:
      August 8, 2014 at 9:09 am

      I felt incredibly sad reading the article on truth-out.org. they are not criminals or Assasins, they only want to save their lives!
      The sad truth is that the U.S has caused some of the problems in these central American countries in the past by supporting the WRONG leaders.
      Thankfully, Australia is nothing close to this.


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