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This is what it’s like to cross the U.S. border from Mexico

The story of a young woman named Lourdes is revealed through her Facebook posts.
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Jun 4, 2014, 3:49 pm
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Whatever your feelings on unauthorized immigration, you have to at least feel relieved that a young woman who was in a perilous situation is now safe

Lovely. Now, it appears that telling readers what they must feel now falls under accepted journalistic standards.

“It’s not a crime to try and get ahead. It’s not a crime to work to give your children something better. I don’t know why people don’t understand our poverty, our sadness. We deserve respect, we deserve a chance to work, and to live well, and to study.”

True, those things are not crimes. But, entering this country illegally is, and you knew that before you attempted it. As to the poverty and sadness, those things are unfortunate. However, those are NOT on us to fix, and it isn’t our problem.

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