A family of five children went through hellish conditions while crossing the border illegally for a better life in the U.S., but it was what they witnessed in their native country of El Salvador that pushed them to emigrate. Their mom Teresa Ortiz explained to Fox News Latino that her children witnessed a horrific gang-related murder right outside of their abuela's house. They saw a 21-year-old man get gunned down by gang members, also known as maras. I cannot imagine how that horrific event scarred these innocent kids. Once the gang members noticed that the kids had witnessed the crime, they also threatened to kill the entire Ortiz family. Teresa knew that she needed out.
Eva Longoria has been so busy producing network television shows and advocating for U.S. Latino and immigrant rights, that it's sometimes easy to forget she's an actress. But she is, and she has a new film to prove it.
Longoria will star alongside Michael Peña in the gripping new drama, Frontera. The film follows Miguel (played by Michael Peña), a hardworking father and husband who crosses the Arizona-Mexico border illegally and is wrongfully accused of murdering the wife of a former sheriff. Distraught and desperate to help her husband, Miguel's pregnant wife (played by Longoria) attempts to cross the border, only to land in the hands of corrupt Mexican Coyote smugglers. Meanwhile, the ex-lawman is on a mission to uncover the truth behind his wife's death--a truth that may very well destroy one family's future.
You may want to grab a box of tissues before continuing on. A 7-year-old little girl named Aimee was caught crossing the U.S. border from Mexico in search of her mother. When border security stopped the child, who was found in Texas, and asked where she was going she nervously replied, "The U.S."
Fox News' Fox & Friends aired some kind of disgustingness today where hosts acted shocked that emergency responders are "forced" to help Spanish-speakers in life and death situations even if it is suspected that they are undocumented immigrants. Fox News host Steve Doocy opened his offensive pie hole and said, "They stumbled across the border illegally and now they need your help!?" Are you FREAKIN' kidding me?
You know what I find shocking? That so-called educated hosts would entertain the idea that the right choice in a life and death situation for a HUMAN BEING would be to let the person die because it is more cost effective. Ugh, it's so disgusting that these talking heads can sit there and spew this nonsense and yes, I've got a clip of this vileness to share with you.
I've been trying to avoid the topic of the migrant children from Central America from a while now. My kids check out some of my posts and I'm convinced that knowing about how their country is treating thousands of children like them would break their hearts. However, the stupid things that some people are saying about this humanitarian crisis are just too much. It's gotten to a point that I feel it's immoral to keep quiet.
These 5 are some of the worst. I have to warn you, they range from stupid and ignorant to plain racist. Since there is little we can actually do to help in practical terms, the least we can do is to spread the word. Ready?
Imagine traveling thousands of miles to the U.S., only to be turned away and told that you're not wanted here. Now imagine if you were just a child. This is the reality faced by 8-year-old Alejandro, who was stopped by a Border Patrol agent at the Texas border after traveling from his home in Honduras to join his parents in the United States. In a split second, Alejandro's three-week journey to the U.S. came undone, as he now faced the possibility of detainment and deportation.
Gilberto Francisco Ramos Juarez, an 11-year-old boy from Guatemala, was found dead on June 15 about a mile from the Rio Bravo, which separates the U.S. and Mexico along the Texas border. When this little boy's body was found it was already decomposing. Apparently, he had been laying there in the desert exposed to the elements for about 25 days. Authorities believe that the child died of heat exposure. He had no food and no water. The only reason that authorities were even able to identify him is because they found his brother's Chicago address scribbled on the inside of the belt buckle he was wearing.
This child's story is important. This is a story we all need to be invested in.
We have all heard of the horrors that take place at the U.S. and Mexico border that we can't imagine half of the bad treatment these poor immigrants face. In fact, things are so dangerous particularly for women that they are taking birth control to prevent unwanted pregnancies before crossing the border. The reason? Reportedly, at least six out of every 10 women illegally entering the U.S. is raped or a victim of sexual violence.
Ugh, this disturbs me beyond words!
Police in Texas found over 100 immigrants being held against their will in squalid, horrifying conditions on Wednesday. Police report that there were 94 men and 15 women, including children. The captive undocumented immigrants range from ages 5 to 47 years old and hail from from Honduras, Guatemala, El Salvador and Mexico. The only reason that police even found them is because they got a call on Tuesday night from a family of a missing 24-year-old woman. The family of the missing woman was supposed to meet a person who was holding the woman as well as a 7-year-old girl and a 5-year-old boy for ransom. When the suspect never showed up for the exchange the family called the police and somehow the police zeroed in on this 1,500 square foot home in Harris County.
You are not going to believe the conditions that these people were being kept in.
Like many who are brought to this country illegally by their parents when they were little, Carmen Figueroa was never aware of her real immigration status ... until it was too late. The 42-year-old woman had no reason to doubt she'd been born in the United States, as her mother had told her, and was so certain of her citizenship that she even decided to make a career working for the government--and in law enforcement, no less.
But all that came tumbling down recently when it was discovered that she was actually born in Sinaloa, Mexico, and was in the country illegally.Continue Reading >