Arizona Paper Decries that Border Fence is Too High for Mexicans to Safely Jump [Video]

Arizona Paper Decries that Border Fence is Too High for Mexicans to Safely Jump [Video]

I would just say build the damned fence already, but that’s never going to happen until we get a real leader in the White House. The most Obama will do is put extensions and spikes on top of the White House fence to keep Americans out. Let’s hear a rousing ‘boo hoo!’ for those trying to come across illegally and then fall off a 14 foot wall and get a boo-boo. They should not be breaking the law in the first place. That Arizona paper should be ashamed… the paragon of virtue they are using as an example left her ill son behind so she could come here. How noble and self-serving. Maybe she’ll get Mother of the Year. I don’t hear any wailing or gnashing of teeth over the death of Robert Rosas (a border agent who was beaten to death in 2009) or two FBI agents in 2002 nearly being beaten to death – they tried to drag the female agent back to Mexico for some fun, but evidently failed. Lucky for her. Or for that matter, all the Americans raped and murdered by illegals. Mark me down as not sympathetic to the plight of these criminal trespassers.

Arizona Border Fence

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From Breitbart:

A mainstream Arizona newspaper is decrying the small section of the Arizona-Mexico border that has a 14-foot-high primary fence because it is too high for illegal immigrants to safely cross. The article, “Border Fence Jumpers Breaking Bones,” includes the claim that sections of the border with a 14-foot-high fence are “as tall as a two or three-story house” and tells the stories of several women who broke bones and were treated extensively to healthcare and surgeries at the expense of U.S. taxpayers. The writer never mentions any lives directly lost as a result of there not being a border fence in most sections, such as when Mexican nationals crossed into the U.S. and murdered father and husband Robert Rosas, a U.S. Border Patrol agent.

The article in question was written by Perla Trevizo for the Arizona Daily Star. In the excerpt below, note the section’s subtitle and the casual mention that the foreign woman had been deported multiple times prior:

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For some, the fence is a last resort.

Maria Ibarra, 28 and also from Oaxaca, had tried crossing through Nogales and El Paso in April, but both times she was sent back to Mexico.

This time she was determined to get through. She left her 10-year-old son with her parents in Oaxaca. He was born in South Carolina, where she lived for two years before going back to Mexico in 2006 so her parents and siblings could meet her son.

Once there, she said, her son started losing his hearing in one ear and having seizures.

“All I wanted was an opportunity to fight my case,” she said. She hoped her son could join her or maybe she could get a permit to visit the hospitals where he was first treated. But she already had a couple of deportations and a voluntary return to Mexico.

Interestingly, the part about the woman hoping her son could join her is errant in not mentioning that once her son does join her in the U.S., the woman and her son would likely be permitted to stay because they would then be an incomplete family unit.

The assertion that the border fence is as tall as a two or three-story house came from Fernando Valdez, Mexico’s deputy consul general in Nogales, Arizona. He was quoted as stating, ““What surprises us is that people continue to jump from heights that can be the equivalent of a two- or even three-story house,” he said. “But we hear they feel pressured to do it because they are holding the line or they start insulting them, telling them to jump.”

The second part of his statement appears to be directed towards U.S. Border Patrol agents, but the writer left the intended direction of the assertion ambiguous. Of course, if that be the case, the Border Patrol routinely saves illegal immigrants’ lives, as the article inadvertently makes clear. Mexican authorities routinely demonize and attack U.S. Border Patrol agents, even in cases where agents have acted in self-defense against the violent narco-traffickers or other violent individuals.

Perhaps the most disturbing aspect of the advocacy article is that the writer did not mention why a segmented border security fence exists. The fence, which contrary to left-of-center media assertions does not encompass most of the border, was built largely to stop violent criminals from their routine entering and existing of U.S. communities. Two instances come to mind, though in both cases the “wall” has yet to be built in those specific segments.

Notice that the officials in Mexico blame American border patrol agents and America in general. It has nothing evidently to do with the fact that they are stone cold corrupt over there. But Obama is in a race to catch us up. Oh, yes he is. That fence and the others that should be built are meant to stop cartels, gangs, terrorists, slave traders and general bad asses from coming across that border into the US. But it would seem that neither side of the political aisle in the DC Cartel or the Mexican Federales have an interest in stopping it at all – in fact, they’ve done nothing but facilitate the crime wave and invasion from south of the border. The fence is too high? Seriously? It’s not long or high enough – period.

Terresa Monroe-Hamilton

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