America, we are not a nation that allows little girls, of any color, to drown silently in our streams | Commentary | Dallas News

America, we are not a nation that allows little girls, of any color, to drown silently in our streams | Commentary | Dallas News

As a father, an American, a Hispanic, and a Republican, I am moved to tears. How does this happen in the greatest country in human history? A gentle, innocent, precious little girl, much like my own, lost her life solely because of the dreams of her father, Salvadoran migrant Oscar Alberto Marti­nez Rami­rez.

What father does not want a better life for his babies? What father would not sacrifice everything for the fleeting chance of a better future for those whom he has brought into this world?

As a strong believer in the rule of law, recognized borders, sovereignty of the United States, and a commitment to doing what is right in eyes of God, I find what is happening in my beloved Texas and at our southern-most border abhorrent.

We, as Americans, are better than this. Jesus himself instructs in Matthew 25:45, “Whatever you do for one of the least of these, you do for me.” Jesus did not say that “illegals,” “anchor babies,” or the “undocumented” don’t count. He was speaking to all of our fellow human beings.

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