Open Letter to Editor:

Certainly others have wondered why the migrant-carrying-to-death trailer wasn’t examined more carefully at the checkpoint before it reached San Antonio.

And many wondered years earlier why another trailer, carrying other migrants to their deaths near Victoria, wasn’t scrutinized?

The federal Department of Homeland Security always asks for more and more it its budget’

Maybe it should get those funds if it results in better checkpoint vigilance.

Slower lines, longer lines?

Worth the wait if lives are saved.

Eugene “Gene” Novogrodsky


Author: Gene Novogrodsky

Eugene “Gene” Novogrodsky, a Brownsville resident for nearly three decades, writes North American border slices, from eastern Canada to central Mexico, and in between. He is one of the founders of the Narciso Martinez Cultural Arts Center Writers Forum in San Benito. He sometimes participates with the informal Resaca Writers Group in Brownsville. He prefers, however, to read to two or three attentive listeners – when asked!


One Response to Open Letter by Gene Novogrodsky: Trailers

  1. Editor says:

    I think that no matter anyone’s stand on immigration (legal or otherwise) everyone would like to see fewer fatalities. How to go about it is the question. The lure of a better life in the United States will always encourage people to risk their lives in a desperate journey to possibly a better life.

    One possibility that might save lives, and might also help with enforcement, would be to set up call stations for aliens, so that when in desperate straits,they would have the ability to alert the border patrol to their location. While saving lives this option would also lead to their deportation. Essentially they would have the ability to “tap out” so to speak.

    The practicality of this proposal and the do-ability of it, are something I can’t really speak to.
    But it could be worth looking into. Saving lives is always good.

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