Wednesday, February 22, 2006

The Unending Cycle of Death

The Arizona Daily Star reports the year's first of many Cochise County casualties resulting from failed immigration policies
Border Patrol agents found the body of the first illegal border crosser known to have died this year in Cochise County, the county Sheriff's Department said.

The body was found about 10 a.m. Monday at a spot near Parker Canyon seven miles south of Arizona 83, about 70 miles southeast of Tucson, said Carol Capas, spokeswoman for the Sheriff's Department.

Authorities said they believe the man, estimated to be in his late 40s found wearing jeans, gray socks, a black belt and with no shirt or shoes died from hypothermia, Capas said. The official cause of death is pending an autopsy.

This brings the death total to 19 for the fiscal year that began on October 1, 2005. Fiscal year...doesn't that make it sound so business-like? as if these human lives are akin to transactions in the market?

There are two forces at war in the borderlands. On one side you have an army of workers, willing to risk everything to ensure the survival of their family. It's a basic human instinct, if you think about it, the need to care for your own.

On the other side are racist hate-mongers like these groups.

Now do you see why I am frustrated with ambiguous positions by Democrats? Look at the unholy alliances they are considering by taking a closed-border stance. These are groups that hate Latinos, even American-born Latinos.

It's so unnerving.

Crossposted at Migra Matters - thanks for the invitation, Duke1676

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