As everyone surely knows, two illegal alien children have tragically died while in the custody of CBP (Customs and Border Patrol).
Predictably, Democrat politicians and their lackies in the media are venting their collective spleens with accusations of President Trump turning the CBP into a latter day Geheime Staatspolizei (aka: the Gestapo).
As Mett Vespa of Town Hall opined;
Over Christmas, there was another tragedy at the border. An eight-year-old migrant boy died while in the custody of the Border Patrol. It’s horrible. It’s not something that anyone wants in these situations, but U.S. immigration authorities didn’t murder the child, which is heavily insinuated if not suggested by members of the liberal media. We have some folks going off half-cocked saying we have full-blown concentration camps under the Trump presidency when it comes to border enforcement. It’s straight up insanity. Then again, what would you expect the reaction would be from a movement that wants open borders?
But at least a few have taken to social media to call out the leftists among us;
According to a DHS call this morning the child’s father was offered but rejected medical treatment after the child threw up https://t.co/5Ns6Jtd9Uz
— Amber Athey (@amber_athey) December 26, 2018
This is despicable and dishonest. The editor of @thedailybeast thinks it's appropriate to falsely blame CBP for this death, despite all evidence suggesting they did everything possible to save this child's life.
Also, neither the child or dad were being prosecuted. https://t.co/yA20MdWnup
— (((AG))) (@AG_Conservative) December 26, 2018
The media was widely called out for misleading the public last time this happened, yet they decided to run with these B.S. headlines yet again.
The kid was given extensive medical treatment. There is nothing in this article, once again, to suggest CBP did anything wrong. https://t.co/8tDqxpdxU7
— (((AG))) (@AG_Conservative) December 25, 2018
Interestingly enough, The Daily Caller’s reporter Kerry Picket noted that under Obama’s watch, 18 illegal aliens died while in US government custody and there has yet to be an investigation nor media outcry;
The Trump White House finds itself under scrutiny for the death of a seven-year-old Guatemalan migrant girl who was taken into custody of U.S. Customs and Border Protection, but 18 previous migrant deaths during the Obama years went nearly ignored by the administration’s critics in Congress.
“Does the administration take responsibility for a parent taking a child on a trek through Mexico to get to this country? No,” White House spokesman Hogan Gidley said to a reporter who asked if the administration took responsibility for the child’s death.
In July 2016, Human Rights Watch condemned the Obama administration for 18 migrants who died while in the custody of USCBP, claiming that seven or more of the 18 died as the result of the agency’s “substandard” and “inappropriate” care for migrants at detention centers. The detainees who died then were between 24 and 49 years old.