This is way too sad…
8-Year-Old Girl Commits Suicide After Being Deported
Immigration reform has long been a controversial topic in U.S. politics and local communities throughout the country, but it also seems to be taking an increasingly heavy toll on the children who are also affected but often fall by the wayside.
via Think Progress
An eight year old reportedly committed suicide last week after border patrol authorities caught her with a migrant smuggler as they attempted to cross the U.S.-Mexico border, according to the Associated Press.
Federal authorities turned the young girl over to Chihuahua state authorities who put her in a private shelter, “instead of one run by the state’s child protective services,” in the border city of Ciudad Juarez, Mexico.
State prosecutors said that the girl hanged herself inside the bathroom of the private shelther, “La Esperanza,” but that “there was no foul play.”
May this little angel rest in peace. Our prayers go out to her family and friends.