I suppose this could be considered a part two to my earlier story, but this one is even more nauseating if not outright dystopic. Shown below is a part of the Houston Chronicle’s thread:
These are not words I ever thought would be written about officers in any state in this country.
Officers working for Gov. Greg Abbott’s border security initiative have been ordered to push small children and nursing babies back into the Rio Grande, and have been told not to give water to asylum seekers even in extreme heat, according to an email from a Department of Public Safety trooper who described the actions as “inhumane.”
The July 3 account, reviewed by Hearst Newspapers, discloses several previously unreported incidents the trooper witnessed in Eagle Pass, where the state of Texas has strung miles of razor wire and deployed a wall of buoys in the Rio Grande.
I grew up in Texas. I remember many friends with very little that were ESL students, and I remember one friend who helped to teach me Spanish as I taught him English, with taped shoes.
He was relentlessly bullied. And I defended him. I remember thinking that my classmates showed a shocking lack of empathy, and looking back at it, is was clear even then a feeling that somehow immigrants were less than human was building. That was many years ago.
This hurts me to my core. These human beings are just trying to find a better life. To be cast aside as if they were plastic washed along the shore is a sort of point of no return for one’s very soul.
They are said to be tossing babies back into the water.
I guess they mean pro-life ironically?
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