“How Many More Children Must Die?” – Ilhan Omar Accuses US of Atrocities on Border
Following the smear by Rep. Lauren Underwood (D-IL) that the Border Patrol is intentionally killing migrant children, fellow freshman Democrat leftist Rep. Ilhan Omar (MN) accused the United States of committing atrocities on the border.
Underwood’s inflammatory statement was made during a House hearing on Wednesday and was “taken down” by a majority committee vote on strict party lines 9-7 with 10 absent Democrats enabling the GOP a rare committee vote victory.
WATCH: After a dispute over comments by Rep. Underwood about the Trump admin. and the deaths of migrant children at the southern border, Republicans voted to have her comments removed from the record. https://t.co/T1A4EaOSHn pic.twitter.com/9IUQrSo1DZ
— MSNBC (@MSNBC) May 22, 2019
Omar, who came to the U.S. in 1992 as a legal asylum seeker with her family from war-torn Somalia, tweeted on Thursday about the death of a sixth Central American migrant child in US custody in the past eight months, accusing the U.S. of committing “atrocities”:
“How many more children must die before we address the atrocities our country is committing at our southern border?”
How many more children must die before we address the atrocities our country is committing at our southern border? https://t.co/0W5TQ6Of8V
— Ilhan Omar (@IlhanMN) May 23, 2019
Omar keyed off a USA Today article that reported on the deceased child’s care:
The death toll of migrant children in U.S. custody in the past year rose to six on Wednesday after federal authorities acknowledged that a 10-year-old girl from El Salvador died eight months ago after being detained by border agents.
Ironically, the child — who died Sept. 29 — was the first migrant minor to die in U.S. custody in the past year. But her death was not reported by authorities until Wednesday, when CBS News broke the story.
…Mark Weber, a spokesperson for the Health and Human Services, said in a statement to CBS News that the girl had a history of congenital heart defects. When she entered the care of an Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) facility in San Antonio, Texas, on March 4, 2018, she was in a “medically fragile” state, Weber said.
“Following a surgical procedure, complications left the child in a comatose state. She was transported to a nursing facility in Phoenix, Arizona, for palliative care in May after release from a San Antonio hospital,” Weber said. “On September 26, she was transferred to an Omaha, Neb., nursing facility to be closer to her family. On September 29, the child was transported to Children’s Hospital of Omaha where she passed due to fever and respiratory distress.”
Meanwhile, the Democrats like Omar are silent about the dead children drowned trying to cross the Rio Grande this past month, presumably because those deaths can’t be directly blamed on President Trump and the United States.
The body of a child has been recovered and 3 people are missing after the raft they were using to cross the Rio Grande River capsized last night. A total of 9 migrants were in the raft. A #USBP agent jumped into the river and rescued a woman and a 6-year-old child.
— CBP (@CBP) May 3, 2019
Some recent “atrocities” committed by CBP along the border:
3-month-old in intensive care after rescue from Rio Grande by Eagle Pass Border Patrol agents. Father faces felony charge for re-entry after deportation. Read more here: https://t.co/0vuUoc1wyT #USBP #CBP pic.twitter.com/blMNsa91KN
— CBP South Texas (@CBPSouthTexas) May 17, 2019
— CBP (@CBP) May 16, 2019
#BORDERNEWS According to the National Border Patrol Council Laredo, several Border Patrol agents rescued a family that almost drowned when trying to cross the Rio Grande by Eagles Pass yesterday.
The agents jumped into the water to rescue the children.
Photos: NBPC-Laredo,TX pic.twitter.com/4Jj7m7rvFW
— Sydney Hernandez (@SydneyKGBT) May 11, 2019