Though she is far from alone in doing so, Democrat House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is one of the more prominent political figures on the left who has studiously dismissed or downplayed President Donald Trump’s accurate assessment of a state of crisis along the nation’s southwest border with Mexico.
One can only hazard a guess as to what Pelosi’s response would be — were she to even be asked by the liberal media — about the most recent tragic death in the border region, this time that of a 7-year-old girl who was part of a group of illegal aliens smuggled across the border into Arizona.
Lost in the desert
U.S. Border Patrol agents from the Tucson Sector found the dead body of a 7-year-old girl from India in a remote section of the desert after that girl, her sister, and her mother became separated from a larger group of illegal entrants and got lost in the vast wilderness.
In a written statement about the incident, Tucson Sector Chief Patrol Agent Roy Villareal said, “Our sympathies are with this little girl and her family. This is a senseless death driven by cartels who are profiting from putting lives at risk.”
Reports indicated that a large group of migrants was dropped off near the border by smugglers and ordered to cross into a particularly “dangerous and austere location” in the Arizona desert near the Lukeville Port of Entry.
The group, many of members of which originated in India, soon encountered Border Patrol officials and informed them that a mother and her two children that had been with them had gone missing in the harsh desert.
A massive search operation was launched to find the missing woman and her two daughters. The search involved Border Patrol agents on the ground and in helicopters, and they were joined by Army National Guard helicopters, local law enforcement units, other non-border related government agencies, and even Mexican border officials once the search revealed tracks that had crossed back into Mexico.
The mother and her 8-year-old daughter crossed back into the U.S. once again, however, and were eventually found and rescued by Border Patrol agents who then transported them by helicopter to a regional hospital to be treated for dehydration.
The body of the 7-year-old daughter, unfortunately, was discovered and recovered by Pima County Sheriff’s deputies who had joined the search effort.
There have been at least 141 illegal aliens who have died thus far this year while crossing or shortly after crossing the border, with at least 40 of those deaths occurring along Arizona’s portion of the southwest border.
Bravery in the face of danger
The tragic death of this little girl from India only serves to highlight the incredible life-threatening dangers of the illicit cross-border trek that criminal cartels and human smugglers routinely force illegal aliens to make in order to enter the U.S., and it should dissuade others from embarking on the potentially deadly journey.
Meanwhile, the monumental efforts made by multiple agencies to locate and rescue/recover the missing mother and her daughters highlight the bravery and dedication to protecting the innocent that the men and women who work in the border region exhibit every day, which is something that Pelosi and her ilk seem exceptionally reluctant to admit.