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Violence Against Migrants / La Violencia Contra Los Migrantes

by repost from noborderscamp.org
It is important to note that the violence activists faced on Sunday was only a small sliver of what migrants face on a daily basis from the border patrol... Es importante notar que la violencia que activistas sufrieron el domingo pasado es solo un pequeño pedazo de lo que emigrantes enfrentan a diario de parte de la migra...
It is important to note that the violence activists faced on Sunday was only a small sliver of what migrants face on a daily basis from the border patrol. Due to this highly militarized border, many people attempting to cross die of dehydration and exposure as they cross the desert. Others are held for indefinite amounts of time in detention facilities with no way to contact loves ones, or are physically assaulted and killed by the same people who assaulted and arrested the three activists sunday. The number of migrants that have died crossing the border since the inception of Operation Gatekeeper in 1994 has exceeded 4,000 and that "official" estimate doesn't even including the many people who simply disappear, dying alone in the desert, their bodies never discovered. The border patrol are violent thugs who enact their violence on innocent civilians simply trying to make a better life for themselves and their families.

Es importante notar que la violencia que activistas sufrieron el domingo pasado es solo un pequeño pedazo de lo que emigrantes enfrentan a diario de parte de la migra. Debido a esta frontera sumamente militarizada, muchas personas tratando de cruzar mueren de deshidratación y exposición al caminar el desierto. Otros son detenidos por tiempo indefinido sin manera de contactar sus seres queridos, o son asaltados y hasta asesinados por las mismas personas quienes asaltaron y arrestaron a tres activistas el domingo. El numero de emigrantes quienes han muerto al cruzar desde el comienzo de "Operación Guardián" en 1994 ya excede 4,000 y esta cuenta "oficial" no incluye los muchos quienes simplemente desaparecen, muriendo solos en el desierto, sus cuerpos nunca recuperados. La patrulla fronteriza es una bola de matones violentos quienes promulgan su violencia en contra de personas inocentes y miembros de la sociedad civil quienes simplemente están intentando crear una vida mejor para si mismos y sus familias.
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