Salvadoran President on Death of Drowned Father and Daughter: ‘It Is Our Fault’

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Meanwhile, Dims and the left in America blame America first, second and third.


The newly elected president of El Salvador has taken responsibility for the deaths of a father and daughter who drowned in the Rio Grande while trying to reach the U.S., telling the BBC that the tragedy could have been avoided if conditions in the Central American country were not so dire.

A photo of Oscar and Valeria Martinez lying face down in the Rio Grande went viral last week, stirring outrage among activists and political figures who were quick to cite the Trump administration’s immigration policies to explain the tragedy. But President Nayib Bukele, who was elected last month, believes that blame for the deaths rests with Salvadoran officials, who have failed to curb the violent crime and economic deprivation that is fueling record immigration to the U.S.

“People don’t flee their homes because they want to, people flee their homes because they feel they have to,” Bukele told the BBC in an interview published Monday. “Why? Because they don’t have a job, because they are being threatened by gangs, because they don’t have basic things like water, education, health.”

“We can blame any other country but what about our blame? What country did they flee? Did they flee the United States? They fled El Salvador, they fled our country. It is our fault,” he added.

*Nearly 500,000 illegal immigrants have been apprehended at the border this year, overwhelming Border Patrol and Department of Health and Human Services resources. The influx has led to rapidly deteriorating conditions within holding facilities, many of which are now holding four to five times as many migrants as they were designed to.

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El Salvador President's Drowned Father, Daughter Comments: 'It Is Our Fault' | National Review


*With the full help and aid of Dims, their money-men, and their lawyers going down there to encourage this. Cloward-Piven, overload the system. Rats.

 
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Meanwhile, Dims and the left in America blame America first, second and third.


The newly elected president of El Salvador has taken responsibility for the deaths of a father and daughter who drowned in the Rio Grande while trying to reach the U.S., telling the BBC that the tragedy could have been avoided if conditions in the Central American country were not so dire.
A photo of Oscar and Valeria Martinez lying face down in the Rio Grande went viral last week, stirring outrage among activists and political figures who were quick to cite the Trump administration’s immigration policies to explain the tragedy. But President Nayib Bukele, who was elected last month, believes that blame for the deaths rests with Salvadoran officials, who have failed to curb the violent crime and economic deprivation that is fueling record immigration to the U.S.
“People don’t flee their homes because they want to, people flee their homes because they feel they have to,” Bukele told the BBC in an interview published Monday. “Why? Because they don’t have a job, because they are being threatened by gangs, because they don’t have basic things like water, education, health.”
“We can blame any other country but what about our blame? What country did they flee? Did they flee the United States? They fled El Salvador, they fled our country. It is our fault,” he added.
*Nearly 500,000 illegal immigrants have been apprehended at the border this year, overwhelming Border Patrol and Department of Health and Human Services resources. The influx has led to rapidly deteriorating conditions within holding facilities, many of which are now holding four to five times as many migrants as they were designed to.
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El Salvador President's Drowned Father, Daughter Comments: 'It Is Our Fault' | National Review


*With the full help and aid of Dims, their money-men, and their lawyers going down there to encourage this. Cloward-Piven, overload the system. Rats.

Blimey, the democrats didn't want to hear that.

Wow, hats off to the new El Salvador president. As I've said all the time, taking immigrants in is the action of a fool, you need to fix the problem at it's source.
 
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Blimey, the democrats didn't want to hear that.

Wow, hats off to the new El Salvador president. As I've said all the time, taking immigrants in is the action of a fool, you need to fix the problem at it's source.
What is his plan to fix it?
I remember a fellow employee and her newly wedded husband born in San Salvador coming back from El Salvador in the late nineties after they visited his family. Gone less than two weeks and they both lost close to 20 pounds apiece. Food was so scare they left early because there was nothing to eat and their stay was causing a hardship on his family.
She said there was not a dog or cat in sight. No birds, or reptiles not even insects.

As soon as she got back she sent a huge package of food items down there but reportedly it was intercepted at the airport as was most other edible cargo, and distributed among the employees.
 
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Yes, the blame is theirs.

I blame the leaders of these countries, who need to do more to help their own people. The U.S. has been generous in giving Central and South American countries money, but the money has not been used for the benefit of the people. Maybe, it's time to re-evaluate all of the money we give other countries, and see how the money is utilized.
 
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Yes, the blame is theirs.

I blame the leaders of these countries, who need to do more to help their own people. The U.S. has been generous in giving Central and South American countries money, but the money has not been used for the benefit of the people. Maybe, it's time to re-evaluate all of the money we give other countries, and see how the money is utilized.
The problem with foreign aid is that the leaders in the receiving country just often pockets the money and increases their pockets.

To help a country, you trade with them.
 
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What is his plan to fix it?
I remember a fellow employee and her newly wedded husband born in San Salvador coming back from El Salvador in the late nineties after they visited his family. Gone less than two weeks and they both lost close to 20 pounds apiece. Food was so scare they left early because there was nothing to eat and their stay was causing a hardship on his family.
She said there was not a dog or cat in sight. No birds, or reptiles not even insects.

As soon as she got back she sent a huge package of food items down there but reportedly it was intercepted at the airport as was most other edible cargo, and distributed among the employees.
I don't know what they have in mind.

To help a country, trade with them, that's a good starting point rather than send money.