To the Editor:
As a grandfather, I am saddened by the dumping of children by their uncaring, devious parents, and by the governments of all involved countries for aiding and abetting the transport of children for financial and political purposes.
Regardless of your desire to fill our country with additional dependents, and for the ulterior motive: invigorating the Latino element of the Democratic Party.
My primary question is, how can any parent put their children, some of whom are still in diapers, on the doorsteps of a foreign country?
Don’t give me, or the few remaining patriots, the idiotic answer, “the chance for a better life.”
This is cruelty beyond civilized behavior, and we are not only a party to this crime against humanity; we are equally guilty, if not responsible.
There is no concern for the children, or evidence of parental love when you place your children in the dubious care of coyotes, who will dump them at the feet of our helpless Border Control agents.
“Seeking a Better Life,” KDH, 3 July 2014, would tug at the heart strings of any compassionate human being.
It’s a story of an 11-year-old immigrant, who against the wishes of his parents, departed Guatemala for a better life in the USA. Breaks your heart doesn’t it?
The story is made more tragic by the boy’s untimely death soon after arriving in the promised land.
Now the story gets interesting; he departed Guatemala with $5,400 passage money.
Do you know how difficult it is to raise that amount of money in Guatemala?
The parents did something no reasonable loving parents would even consider; they threw away their child.
But he insisted, you ask? Did I not say he was 11?
They paid for his passage, you reply. Forget it. You are part of the problem.