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Migrants Now Trying to Sneak Into U.S. Via Dangerous Desert Crossings, Putting Kids in Danger

The risk is well known long before any of these families hit the road.

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With the heat on the easiest places for border crossings for illegals, it appears that illegals are now choosing to trek through the more dangerous, desert areas and they are endangering their children by dragging them along for the perilous journey. And many were sick before they even left their Southern and Central American homes.

According to the Los Angeles Times, families of illegals are choosing the more dangerous crossings to make to steal their way into the U.S.A.

Most people trying to sneak into the country still use long-established routes in Texas’ Rio Grande Valley. But recently released government figures show a growing number of families crossing along the 268-mile stretch of border known as the El Paso Sector, which includes western Texas and all of New Mexico.

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In November, the U.S. Border Patrol in that sector caught 11,617 people traveling in families — nearly 20 times the total during November 2017 and just over a fifth of all migrants apprehended on the southern border. The majority of those families were from Guatemala.

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Kevin McAleenan, the U.S. Customs and Border Protection commissioner, told reporters Monday that the increase in migrant families was creating an “unprecedented crisis.”

According to immigration officials, from Dec. 22 to Dec. 30, Border Patrol sent 451 immigrants — including 259 kids under 5 — to hospitals.

Despite the claims of Democrats that our evil immigration officers are making kids of illegals sick, it appears that they were ill before they even left their home country.

“Many were ill before they departed their homes,” McAleenan told the paper, citing cases of flu, pneumonia, tuberculosis and parasites.”

McAleenan also noted that smugglers are pushing families into “new and remote areas” to “avoid paying crossing fees to the cartels that control more popular routes.”

Guadalupe Correa-Cabrera, a professor of policy and government at George Mason University, added that the costs for passage is climbing for illegals and the kids are bearing the brunt of the dangers.

“Kids are dying because now the families are trying to make it through other points,” she told the Times.

In the end, we can pin the blame for this on the bad parents who are putting their kids in mortal danger with these perilous crossings.

THEY are to blame, not ICE, not the department of immigration, not the U.S. government, and certainly not President Donald Trump.

Follow Warner Todd Huston on Twitter @warnerthuston.

 

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WATCH: CNN Tries Getting 8 Women to Admit Trump Is Racist, But It Goes Horribly Wrong

Good going, guys. This should definitely help ratings!

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If they’re trying to look silly then they’re killing it. CNN refuses to acknowledge any of the great work President Trump has done for the country simply because they don’t like him as a person. It’s abhorrent. Check out their latest attempt at getting Republicans to “admit” that 45 is a stone-cold racist… From Daily Wire: CNN’s Randi Kaye asked a group of Republican women if they thought President Donald Trump’s recent tweets attacking four far-left congresswomen were racist and all eight fired back with a resounding “no.” The segment, which aired on Tuesday night on “Anderson Cooper 360°,” featured a group of eight Trump supporters in Dallas, Texas. One supporter, Sharon Bolan, said, “I’m a brown-skinned woman. I am a legal immigrant. I agree with him.” WATCH: https://twitter.com/AC360/status/1151293969076109313?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1151293969076109313&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.dailywire.com%2Fnews%2F49570%2Fcnn-tries-convince-gop-women-trump-racist-doesnt-ryan-saavedra According to freshman Democrat Rep. Rashida Tlaib (MI), all Congressional Democrats are racist. No joke. She actually said that, revealing what conservatives have known to be true for decades. Did Tlaib mean to say it, though? IT SURE LOOKS THAT WAY. Here’s how it all started… A woman sent a tweet arguing that Democrats are not doing enough to protect embattled Dem Rep. Ilhan Omar (MN)… The attacks on @IlhanMN and subsequent lack of support from Democratic leadership continues to prove that this system was never meant for us. Do not applaud diversity and the “first” Muslims in any space if you’re not willing to be a true ally and defend us.#IStandwithIlhan https://twitter.com/MsMaheenAhmed/status/1117084384614473729?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1117084384614473729&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Ftwitchy.com%2Fbrettt-3136%2F2019%2F04%2F13%2Flook-out-nancy-pelosi-rep-rashida-tlaib-just-called-out-your-whole-party-as-racist%2F Enter Tlaib, who dropped the bomb… They put us in photos when they want to show our party is diverse. However, when we ask to be at the table, or speak up about issues that impact who we are, what we fight for & why we ran in the first place, we are ignored. To truly honor our…

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PHOTOS: Chris Pratt Compared to White Supremacists For Wearing ‘Don’t Tread On Me’ Shirt

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Being proud to be an American is almost a sin, nowadays. Liberals can’t stand anyone who loves their country. No more examples are needed. We’ve seen enough. Check out the reaction Christian actor Chris Pratt received for wearing a t-shirt that reads, “Don’t Tread On Me”… From Daily Wire: Vulture writer Hunter Harris posted the photo of Pratt in the shirt on Monday; Yahoo! picked up the “story” the next day, claiming the t-shirt featured a “controversial symbol” and showcasing online far-left critics. https://twitter.com/hunteryharris/status/1150866021147906055?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1150866021147906055&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.dailywire.com%2Fnews%2F49563%2Fchris-pratt-criticized-wearing-white-supremacist-t-amanda-prestigiacomo Reactions: https://twitter.com/timbyrnes89/status/1151121049347485696?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1151121049347485696&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.dailywire.com%2Fnews%2F49563%2Fchris-pratt-criticized-wearing-white-supremacist-t-amanda-prestigiacomo https://twitter.com/akclarke_/status/1151129033989611520?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1151129033989611520&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.dailywire.com%2Fnews%2F49563%2Fchris-pratt-criticized-wearing-white-supremacist-t-amanda-prestigiacomo Pratt constantly talks about deep faith in Christ and his relationship with the Lord. He’s also an avid hunter and pro-American patriot who calls out faux liberal outrage when he sees it, just like the rest of us. If Pratt is liberal then President Trump is humble. Neither is true. He can’t admit it for obvious reasons, but Chris Pratt is certainly conservative (or at the absolute least, right-leaning). That reason alone is exactly why TV Guide believes Chris is “problematic” to viewers. No joke. From Daily Wire: One of the few Hollywood stars that conservatives feel actually sees the world from a similar point of view is “Guardians of the Galaxy” star Chris Pratt, who is willing to openly criticize aspects of liberal culture and proclaim his faith in God, while managing to never come off as self-righteous or self-serving. So, perhaps it’s no surprise that TV Guide would feel compelled to write a hit-piece on Pratt warning its readers about his “problematic life offscreen” that is sure to offend their (presumably left-wing) sensibilities, including that he once mocked “outrage culture.” https://twitter.com/TVGuide/status/1076160619831803904?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw The un-Christmas-spirited piece begins by describing Pratt’s transformation from likable TV personality to “Hollywood’s golden boy” with his roles in “Guardians of the Galaxy” and “Jurassic World.” But by the…

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