Mainstream media has been using a tragic picture of a father and daughter who drowned trying to cross the Rio Grande to paint President Trump as a monster.
The media backed up by many Democrats claimed that it was President Trump’s fault, which was just nonsense and tried to back up their claim with spurious arguments. They said his changes caused a delay in the asylum process and some immigrants became desperate and tried to swim rather than use the lawful process.
Unfortunately for the Dems, Fox News reported that the new president of El Salvador took responsibility for the June deaths of a father and daughter who drowned crossing the Rio Grande in an attempt to reach the U.S., saying the onus is on his government to make the country a safer place — and one where migration is “an option, not an obligation.”
A photograph from the Mexican side of the river showing the body of Oscar Martinez and his daughter, Valeria, lying face down with Valeria’s arms still wrapped around her father’s neck shocked the public last month amid an already heated debate about illegal immigration.
President Nayib Bukele, who took office one month ago with the promise of making El Salvador a safer and better place, appeared in an interview on BBC published on Monday and claimed that his country is to blame for the deaths. He said his government is responsible for fixing the problems that have forced hundreds of thousands of people to flee in the first place.
“People don’t flee their homes because they want to, people flee their homes because they feel they have to,” Bukele told the BBC. “Why? Because they don’t have a job, because they are being threatened by gangs, because they don’t have basic things like water, education, health.”
“We can blame any other country but what about our blame? What country did they flee? Did they flee the United States? They fled El Salvador, they fled our country. It is our fault.” He continued.
He went on to say that while he did condemn the treatment of immigrants in the U.S. and Mexico, it was his belief El Salvador had to “focus on making our country better, making our country a place where nobody has to migrate.”
“I think migration is a right, but it should be an option, not an obligation,” he said. “And right now it’s an obligation for a lot of people.”
Bukele told Sky News his government will work to “make our country more prosperous and create jobs.” “So if people have an opportunity for decent jobs, a decent education, a decent health care system and security, I know that forced migration will be reduced to zero,” he said.