By: Brian Evans

If Americans only listened to Mainstream Media or their Democrats allies, one would draw the conclusion that there were never any migrant / illegal alien deaths before President Trump took office, but the truth is quite the contrary! In fact, border deaths have actually declined in Trump’s first two years in office, according to data!

Meanwhile, Fox News reported that the DHS chief says migrants are buying babies to cross the border as ‘family unit’. They noted…

A gut-wrenching photograph late last month of a father and daughter in the Rio Grande – while attempting to cross from Mexico into the United States – sharply exacerbated existing tensions over the ongoing border and migration crisis dividing Americans.

The bodies of Salvadoran migrant Oscar Alberto Martínez Ramírez and his nearly 2-year-old daughter Valeria lie on the bank of the Rio Grande in Matamoros, Mexico, Monday, June 24, 2019, after they drowned trying to cross the river to Brownsville, Texas. This photograph was first published in the Mexican newspaper La Jornada. 
The bodies of Salvadoran migrant Oscar Alberto Martínez Ramírez and his nearly 2-year-old daughter Valeria lie on the bank of the Rio Grande in Matamoros, Mexico, Monday, June 24, 2019, after they drowned trying to cross the river to Brownsville, Texas. This photograph was first published in the Mexican newspaper La Jornada.  (AP)

 

Fox News adds…

But while politicians and Presidential hopefuls expressed their outrage and pointed fingers at the Trump administration, official data indicates that Mexico-U.S. border deaths have actually declined in the first two years of the current administration.

In fact, they point out that…

According to statistics compiled by the United States Border Patrol, there were 298 border deaths in 2017 and 283 in 2018, making it an average of 291 per year. The average yearly deaths under President Obama stood at 372 and 382 under the Bush administration.

“But the reality is that deaths at the U.S-Mexico border decreased after Donald Trump became president,” the analysis stated. “The fact remains that the totals from 2017 (298) and 2018 (283) are two of the lowest since 1999 – and there was no mass outcry in earlier years with much higher numbers.”

Indeed, the tragedy of border deaths has been happening for several decades. The highest number of border deaths on record, official data shows, was in 2005 in which the trek claimed 492 lives, seconded by 2012 in which 471 deaths were recorded by Border Patrol.

Therefore, while the Democrats try to paint the Trump Administration as the cruel and intentionally evil Xenophobes, it is all a rouse, as the Administration has actually reduced the overall number of deaths of migrants dramatically, as they implement common-sense border security and policy! Meanwhile, they continue to not only put ‘America First’, but they are doing so with common sense, rational, and caring policies!

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