An iconic photo of a mother dragging her children by the arms, while smoke from a tear gas canister billows up behind them, has been plastered all over mainstream media. The image shows the chaos at the border and helps to push the leftist narrative that illegal aliens crashing our borders are good and the US Border Patrol agents doing their jobs, as they try to stop them, are bad. “Women and children” is all you hear about in the news, when it comes to the illegal alien caravan. It’s the media mantra. So it’s no wonder that the only photo being used to tell the story about migrants rushing our border is the one below:
A woman with two children was photographed fleeing the chaos. It’s the only photo you’ll see on CNN, MSNBC, NYT, and other media sources. Do they not have photos of the illegal aliens pelting US Border Patrol agents with softball size rocks, or this photo more conducive for pushing the narrative that US Border Patrol agents are evil?
Some in the media are accusing the woman and her children of being part of a set-up by photographers and activists.
This Twitter user shares a high-resolution photo to show “picture of the guys in the back holding each other for the photographer to make it look like they are running.”
Look at the high resolution picture of the guys in the back holding each other for the photographer to make it look like they are running. They know how naive & foolish the liberal/Progressive/normal viewer brainwash gang is. https://t.co/cgOkTkdoZF
— An0maly (@LegendaryEnergy) November 26, 2018
The fact is that there are very few women and children at the border. We’ve watched in several videos that the women and children are always pushed to the front to garner sympathy for the group and to stop the border patrol from using force.
Who puts their children in dangerous situations like this?
Rodney Scott of the San Diego Border Patrol explained what happened yesterday:
“What we saw over and over yesterday was that the group…the caravan, as we call them…would push women and children to the front and then begin, basically, rocking our agents.”
“They use women and children regularly.” – National Border Patrol Council President Brandon Judd
In fact, the Chief Patrol Agent for San Diego said these people could have surrendered but didn’t (see video below).
CHIEF PATROL AGENT:
“I kind of challenge that it was a peaceful protest or that the majority of these people were claiming asylum,” says the Chief Patrol Agent, San Diego Sector Border Control, explaining the decision to use tear gas. “42 crossed the border and were arrested”
“If they were truly asylum seekers, they would have just walked up and surrendered and that did not take place,” says the Chief Patrol Agent, San Diego Sector Border Control, defending the decision to use tear gas.
"If they were truly asylum seekers, they would have just walked up and surrendered and that did not take place," says the Chief Patrol Agent, San Diego Sector Border Control, defending the decision to use tear gas. https://t.co/w67XCL3JqD pic.twitter.com/ZWrl4N2bOM
— New Day (@NewDay) November 26, 2018
Nevertheless, Adolfo Flores of Buzzfeed News caught up with the mother in the iconic photo of her dragging her kids through what could’ve been a war zone, while cameramen in the back appear to be talking to groups of migrants (or perhaps members of their camera crews).
In the video, the mother can be telling the cameraman that she just wants a job and that if she can’t find one in the US, she’ll stay in Tijuana, Mexico, and work. If she’s satisfied to stay in Tijuana and work, one has to wonder why she’s dragging her kids around through what appears to be a very dangerous zone filled with mostly male migrants to get to the U.S.
Check out my video interview with the woman in the widely circulated picture of her running away from tear gas with her two daughters at the border on Sunday. https://t.co/tFT6oSb4rP pic.twitter.com/ZDJCGpBtHW
— Adolfo Flores (@aflores) November 27, 2018
This isn’t the first time an illegal alien mother and her children were used by the media as a way to gain sympathy from Americans for illegal invaders. Only five months ago, Time magazine used an image of a little girl standing alone and crying as ICE agents stood by. The image was used to portray a child who had been separated from her parents at the border by President Trump’s awful immigration policies that were actually the same policies the Obama administration had in place when he took office. The image turned out to be a hoax, as the young girl was never separated from her mother, who was in fact, standing right next to her when the photo was taken.
A Honduran asylum seeker, 2, and her mother are taken into custody near the US-Mexico border. The Trump administration’s “zero tolerance” policy for undocumented immigrants calls for the separation of parents and children. #gettyimages #undocumented #gettyimagesnews pic.twitter.com/2tCmxDYlvd
— John Moore (@jbmoorephoto) June 13, 2018
The father of the Honduran girl who became the face of the family separation crisis has revealed that he still has not been in touch with his wife or daughter but was happy to learn they are safe.
Denis Javier Varela Hernandez, 32, said that he had not heard from his wife Sandra, 32, who was with his two-year-old daughter Yanela Denise, for nearly three weeks until he saw the image of them being apprehended in Texas.
Documentary filmmaker Ami Horowitz gives the lowdown on the migrant caravan on Lou Dobbs Tonight:
It’s important to let people know the truth about what’s at our southern border. It’s not the picture of women and children that the mainstream media wants to portray (see video below). The bleeding heart liberals and Democrats want you to think it’s perfectly fine to open our borders to everyone. The problem is that what you’ve been told is a lie.
There are over 500 criminals within the caravan and it is NOT made up of mostly women and children. Horowitz embedded himself into the caravan and found out the truth about how “highly organized” it is:
Notice how the interviewer is totally clueless about the caravan but Horowitz pulls him back to reality…
While our media and Democrats are complicit in the deceit about what’s heading our way, people like Ami Horowitz are doing the important work that REAL journalists do. Kudos to him for finding out for the American people what’s going on.
THE TRUTH ABOUT THE CARAVAN: