The Democrat Party and their allies in the anti-Trump media have been working overtime to malign and discredit President Trump’s efforts to build a wall on our southern border that would keep migrants from illegally crossing over. When illegal aliens do manage to sneak through our borders, they face grave danger, like the little 7-year-old girl who died last week after US Border patrol agents found her in a desert in New Mexico with her father.
When the agents found the 7-year-old girl, she was suffering from severe dehydration.
The little girl, who was traveling from Guatemala with her father, was detained on Dec. 6 along with a group of migrants who turned themselves in to US agents along a desolate stretch of New Mexico, a source at the agency told The Post.
The girl, who had not eaten or consumed water for several days, began having seizures about eight hours after she was put in CBP custody.
Once there, the girl went into cardiac arrest and was revived — but later died.
Democrats quickly politicized the death of 7-year-old Guatamalen Jakelin Caal Macquin. Hack politicians like Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), took to Twitter to explain how America has. “moral responsibility to ensure all children are treated with decency and compassion.”
We have a moral responsibility to ensure all children are treated with decency and compassion. My heart goes out to the father & family of Jakelin Caal, the young girl who died after being taken into custody by the Border Patrol.
— Nancy Pelosi (@SpeakerPelosi) December 15, 2018
But where was Nancy’s “compassion and decency” warning when 18 migrants died in detention centers under Democrat President Barack Obama?
When leftist Senator Jeff Merkley falsely likened our tent cities for illegal aliens to a “child prison camp,” the queen of hack politicians, Hillary Clinton tweeted:
We should all bear witness to the humanitarian crisis at our border and continue to work to stop it. “Thousands of children are living in a tent prison. In the desert. For months on end.”
We should all bear witness to the humanitarian crisis at our border and continue to work to stop it. "Thousands of children are living in a tent prison. In the desert. For months on end." https://t.co/0Gz0U6jK7Y
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) December 17, 2018
But in July of 2016, while the media was mocking President Trump (in the final months of his presidential campaign against Hillary Clinton) for demanding we build a wall to keep illegal aliens from crossing into the U.S., illegal aliens were dying in Barack Obama’s detention centers due to “substandard medical care”.
From the Human Rights Watch: Newly released United States government records summarizing investigations of the deaths of 18 migrants in the custody of US immigration authorities support a conclusion that subpar care contributed to at least seven of the deaths, Human Rights Watch said today.
The death reviews, from mid-2012 to mid-2015, reveal substandard medical care and violations of applicable detention standards. Two independent medical experts consulted by Human Rights Watch concluded that these failures probably contributed to the deaths of 7 of the 18 detainees, while potentially putting many other detainees in danger as well. The records also show evidence of the misuse of isolation for people with mental disabilities, inadequate mental health evaluation and treatment, and broader medical care failures.
“In 2009, the Obama administration promised major immigration detention reforms, including more centralized oversight and improved health care,” said Clara Long, US researcher at Human Rights Watch. “But these death reviews show that system-wide problems remain, including a failure to prevent or fix substandard medical care that literally kills people.”
The death reviews, released by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) in June 2016, cover 18 of the 31 deaths of detainees that the agency acknowledges have occurred since May 2012. ICE has not released its reviews of the other 13 deaths in that time period.