US Passes Migrants Aid Bill After Photos Of Salvadoran Migrant Father & Daughter Goes Viral
- Problems of migrants coming to the US from the Central American States are increasing by every passing day.
- The viral pictures of Oscar and Valeria refer to the longstanding crisis of migrants.
- Salvadoran father and his two-year-old daughter drowned in the Rio Grande River this Wednesday.
- US House of Representatives has passed a bill to send $4.6 billion in aid to tackle the migrant crisis at the Mexico border.
The problems of migrants coming to the United States of America from the Central American States are increasing by every passing day. American Congress strongly criticized Trump administration for adopting strict migration policies after the recent incident in which Oscar Alberto, who wanted to try his luck in America to earn money attempted to cross the border by swimming along with his daughter and wife but the fate didn’t accompany him and he ended up in Rio Grande River.
The viral picture refers to the longstanding crisis of migrants. A large number from people South American and Central American countries attempt to cross the border to enter America. More than 0.5 million migrants have been caught illegally crossing the border, reports BBC Urdu. About 283 people have been died recently according to the US official figures while illegally attempting to cross the border.
A Salvadoran father and his two-year-old daughter drowned in the Rio Grande River this Wednesday. They drowned while attempting to cross the Rio Grande from Mexico into Texas. The viral photo shows the intertwined bodies of an asylum seeker Oscar Alberto Martinez Ramirez and his nearly two-year-old daughter. Oscar, like so many others, wanted to help the family and a better future. The family was surviving on a meager sum of $10 a day.
US House of Representatives passes the bill
The US House of Representatives has passed a bill to send $4.6 billion in aid to tackle the migrant crisis at the Mexico border. The lower house of the US Legislature, however, passed the bill reluctantly.
A look into the migrant crisis
President Donald Trump has adopted a “zero tolerance ” better known as Trump administration family separation policy for immigrants. The policy was aimed at curbing illegal immigration and to encourage tougher legislation. While prosecuting illegal immigrants the federal authorities separated the migrants’ children from their parents or guardians.
After wide-ranging criticism, President Trump signed an executive order ending family separations at the border. On June 26, 2018, a US court of California district issued a nationwide preliminary injunction against the family separation policy and ordered that all the children be reunited with the parents within 30 days. Despite the court orders requiring the reunion of families, several hundred remain in the government shelters.
Fatalities at US-Mexico border
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