By Joseph Orosco (June 28, 2019)
The UK Independent picked up a horrendous video from the Mexican news outlet El Universal. It shows a Haitian immigrant at a Mexican detention center in southern Mexico, screaming in Spanish for the news cameras. She pleads for help for herself and her child of five years old, saying they have received no food or water in the last ten days. It is extremely disturbing:
Ever since Mexico agreed to the Trump administration’s coercion, there has been a lot of attention on the condition of the detention centers at Mexico’s southern border. Remember, in June, the US threatened Mexico with import taxes up to 25% if it did not take active steps to stop immigrants in the South. Mexico had already agreed to do so, stepping up detention and troop deployments.
News outlets have reported extreme overcrowding at the centers. The Associated Press reported that the Orwellian named center “Twenty First Century” has over 2,000 detainees in a facility designed only for 960. The Haitian mother in the video is reported to be at a nearby center named “Mesoamerican Fair”.
It should be obvious now that the United States’ immigration policy is fostering a hemispheric humanitarian disaster, outsourcing the policing power of border security to other American nations and increasing the suffering of thousands.