“…the families of immigrants who go missing along the border — likely victims of exposure or dehydration — are largely shut out of this system. Because no one really knows precisely where they disappeared, there is no straightforward way for family members to file an official missing person report or to deposit a DNA profile in the FBI’s national database to match to the bodies found along the border.
Police often refuse to take missing person reports. Border Patrol and US Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials said they do not investigate such cases.
And many families of the missing have no idea where to file reports anyway, or they fear getting deported if they contact police.
As a result, hundreds of unknown bodies — including children — have been buried in Arizona and Texas, where the largest numbers of deaths are recorded.”
I won’t pretend to understand exactly how or why there have been thousands of immigrants who have gone missing, presumed dead while crossing the southern border of Texas.
Recently the deaths have soared in what’s referred to as the worst place for immigrants to die: Brooks County, Texas.
Brooks County, Texas, is approximately an eleven and a half hour drive from where I live, and, that’s where a group of forensic teams of college students are literally digging up the bodies of undocumented-immigrants from unmarked graves.
It’s said that Brooks County is attractive to smugglers because it’s poor, it’s littered with abandoned warehouses, and with 7,000 or so residents living in an area about the size of Rhode Island – where besides the Border Patrol, only one sheriff deputy patrols a 900 or more mile area.
The stories in the news are ongoing, numerous and disturbing accounts of immigrant children being ‘turned away at the borders’. It’s like a never-ending story complete with up-close pictures that show us clearly what a ‘Total Systems Failure‘ looks like… Yet, we turn a blind eye to what’s going on.
As I read the daily headlines, with all the chaos of war, as well as countless other indignities that we impose upon one another, I’m reminded of a quote I recently read:
“When something beyond reason happens, it turns skeptics into believers – believer’s in a higher power. But what kind of power did this?” Dexter Morgan, the main character of the Showtime drama series ‘Dexter’
So yeah, it’s an important question. What kind of power did this?
What kind of power accepts and allows a World, OUR World, to come to this?
The power of Money, the power of Greed?
Because truthfully, if these people, that we have defined as immigrants, if they were all rich instead of poor, well then, that would change everything.
Alas, Fear is a powerful motivator. And the truth is, the kind of power that did this, that manifests wars and all the suffering that comes with being poor – like going without the simple basics needed to live life, like clean water, food, healthcare, a home and a proper education. The kind of power that keeps those things from others, manifests when we want our freedom from the constant demands that comes as life within a system that has failed to first and foremost support the citizens of the country.
Interesting, how with all our running around trying to survive, what’s happening is, we’re creating death and destruction and we’re the only ones who can stop it. I wonder when that’ll be? Because it’s inevitable, in order for humanity to survive itself without destroying earth in the process, is going to require a money system structured according to what’s best for all.
So,,, this story is just one of the many consequences manifesting within our world. A world that turns a blind eye to a child in crisis. A world where money is the only power simply because we haven’t yet realized it is this way because WE accept and allow a broken money system to determine how life itself is to be experienced. And, we ‘think’ there’s nothing we can do. But, there is.
Time to take Responsibility.
Read how we can design a change that is at the Service of Life…
Investigate ‘The Living Income Guaranteed Proposal’