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Dying on the Rio Grande


July 8, 2019

“Daddy, I’m in the water.”

“I am, too, Sweetie.”

“But my face is in the water and I can’t breathe.”

“I’m covered with water and I can’t even move.”

“Where are we, Daddy?”

“We are on the shore of the big river.”

“What are we doing here in the cold water?”

“We were going to America but our boat crashed.”

“Why didn’t we go on the bridge with the other people?”

“The people who run things wouldn’t let us cross on the bridge.”

“Are they mean? Do they hate us?”

“Some do, but they just don’t understand what it’s like at home so we had to...

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