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Underage Immigrant Crisis

Underage Immigrant Crisis Part 1 We are having a big problem here in Texas, by the border. It is turning into a dilemma. A lot of underage children are coming into the United states, from El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala. These immigrants are only kids. They are running away from poverty, gangs and their lives being threaten. They come here to reunite with parents, or relatives that already live here. At one time President Obama said that any child that reached American soil, would not be sent back to their native Country. I think that people confused his words. He never said for them to send them by the thousands. Now it seems that their own families are sending them, or paying the coyotes big money to bring them here. Last year 24.000 children cross over. This year they expect 90.000. What can we do? This is a big problem. In their journey to get here - these children encounter a lot of dangers. Some get raped, some get killed and some are taken by the Cartels and forced to work for them. Still some get here, but without an ear, or some fingers missing. They do that so their relatives can pay more money to save their lives. These kids come to the Texas Valley, than they bring them to Houston. From here they take them to California, where they are not wanted. I think we should be more human with them, by that I mean - maybe we should let them stay with their families that are here already and help the ones that have no one. What do you think?
To be continued: 07/11/2014 By Lucilla M. Carrillo

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Date: 7/23/2014 8:07:00 PM
I've been reading the news more & more about this sad state of affairs. 'Tis heartbreaking to see humanity become a distorted speck of what it once thought it was. I think this writing hits you so deeply. Big hug to you, Lucilla.
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Lucilla Carrillo
Date: 7/23/2014 8:24:00 PM
Thank you so much Drake. It means a lot to me.
Date: 7/15/2014 10:09:00 PM
I think you expressed that very well Lucilla and God bless you. Sometimes life is not about right or wrong, but about doing the right thing regardless. You are an angel for writing this!
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Lucilla Carrillo
Date: 7/16/2014 1:43:00 PM
Thank you for reading this - I is causing a lot of problems. A town very close to me is preparing to give shelter to some of the children, there are a lot of protesters that a don't want them here.
Date: 7/14/2014 8:10:00 PM
We, with heartss of fire and souls of mercy should defend and educate these vulnerable and talented children Lucilla. Your poem is eloquent, vivid, and deserves national priority! There is a Global military industrial Network that facilitates, benefits, and perpdtuates this humanitarian crisis. Most people are oblivious to the real War progressing before our eyes. I respect you for compassionately and poetically addressing this suffering Lucilla...J.A.B.
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Lucilla Carrillo
Date: 7/14/2014 9:49:00 PM
Thank you so much for reading this write. Every day we hear different stories on this problem.
Date: 7/13/2014 4:48:00 AM
Illegal immigration is a big problem worldwide. Here on tiny Malta we host many who come by boat from North Africa; many of them are running away from certain death. We have to be kind and helpful. // paul
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Lucilla Carrillo
Date: 7/13/2014 7:42:00 AM
Thank you Paul for reading. I feel the same way, but some people don't. In California , they didn't let them get off the bus.
Date: 7/12/2014 3:15:00 PM
How sad this is, Lucilla. How very sad. May kindness be shown...we have many refugees from Syrian pouring into Lebanon. The question is a valid one for us as well. What should be done...
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Lucilla Carrillo
Date: 7/12/2014 4:52:00 PM
Thank you for reading Eileen; Right now I can't do much as sick as I am, but it is sad. I wrote a part 2.
Date: 7/12/2014 1:14:00 PM
It is great that they are coming here to try and start a better life...I think something should be done to ensure their safety....thanks for bringing this to light...hugs Tim
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Lucilla Carrillo
Date: 7/12/2014 1:46:00 PM
Thanks Tim; by your comment I know that you are a caring person and you also have a good heart. God bless you.
Date: 7/12/2014 11:36:00 AM
- Really a lot of children ....... I have a soft heart .... let them stay ... they have experienced enough pain - really a good theme and well written Lucilla - Wish you a nice weekend. - oxox // Anne-Lise :)
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Lucilla Carrillo
Date: 7/12/2014 11:52:00 AM
Thank you Anne Lise for having a good heart. I just put up part 2
Date: 7/12/2014 7:36:00 AM
Hi Lucilla. This is very well written and quite thought provoking. It is a dilemma and one that should be dealt with intelligently and compassionately. Thanks for sharing, my friend.... Robert.
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Lucilla Carrillo
Date: 7/12/2014 11:53:00 AM
Hi Robert; Thanks for your nice comment. I just put up part 2.
Date: 7/11/2014 9:18:00 PM
Lucilla, maybe God would bless our nation again if we would help them and not send them back to endure more tortures. That is a loaded question and good topic of discussion. Great seeing you online today!
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Lucilla Carrillo
Date: 7/12/2014 11:54:00 AM
Andrea; Thanks and I think you are so right.