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Sat Dec 8, 2018, 12:10 PM

This man should be TIME person of the year

This heroic father has carried his special needs child from Honduras to Tijuana. I think he is only 27 years old, and took this harrowing journey alone with her, in order to save her.

He deserves to be TIME's person of the year. The fact that it would make trump's head explode would be an added bonus

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Juan is an aberration in the caravan – a single father traveling with so many women. A soft-spoken man, he hails from the mountains of western Honduras, where he worked in the coffee fields until the crops kept failing and forced his family to the city. In Ocotepeque, he found work as a security guard, but it paid little, and the streets where they lived were ruled by gangs and thieves. “One night they found us,” he says. “When I was at work, a man broke into my apartment and raped my wife.”

Lesly had sat in the room and witnessed the whole thing. For days his wife stayed home and cried. The rapist was a notorious gang member, and Juan knew that he would die trying to avenge her. Instead he called the police, who did nothing. When the man discovered Juan had snitched, there was no choice but to leave – but there was Lesly, who was all but paralyzed since she was two.


Caravan marks one month on the road: ‘We keep on going, laughing or crying’

He’d recently gotten custody of the girl from her mother, his first wife, after he discovered she wasn’t being cared for properly. So along with his new wife and their one-year old baby, they latched on to the caravan. Lesly didn’t have a wheelchair or even a stroller, so Juan hoisted the long-legged girl in his arms and started walking.

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https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2018/nov/26/migrant-caravan-disabled-children

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lunamagica Dec 8 OP
TexasBushwhacker Dec 8 #1
smirkymonkey Dec 8 #2
NCjack Dec 8 #3
lunamagica Dec 8 #5
lambchopp59 Dec 8 #4
lunamagica Dec 8 #7
lunamagica Dec 8 #6
Bonx Dec 8 #8
dameatball Dec 8 #9
mucifer Dec 8 #10

Response to lunamagica (Original post)

Sat Dec 8, 2018, 12:22 PM

1. Works for me

Because the TIME Person of the year is the "most influential" and the immigrant "crisis" is something everyone has an opinion about.

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Response to lunamagica (Original post)

Sat Dec 8, 2018, 12:26 PM

2. K&R

So sad. It makes me sick how Trump and the republicans are vilifying these people.

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Response to lunamagica (Original post)

Sat Dec 8, 2018, 01:14 PM

3. Mueller is the front line defender against the assault on USA's Constitution and democracy. nt

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Response to NCjack (Reply #3)

Sat Dec 8, 2018, 01:41 PM

5. True, but it would be so humiliating for trump, nielsen, kelly, etc

to be exposed as the evil cowards that they are, fighting this "enemy" in such a glaring way

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Response to lunamagica (Original post)

Sat Dec 8, 2018, 01:23 PM

4. Trump's head explode added bonus.

Trumps head explode added bonus.
Sim. Trump cabeza explotar bonificación añadida.
a bonus in practically any language. Except Trumper.

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Response to lambchopp59 (Reply #4)

Sat Dec 8, 2018, 01:44 PM

7. Cierto! So true!

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Response to lunamagica (Original post)

Sat Dec 8, 2018, 01:51 PM

8. We need to open our borders and let in EVERYONE who is hurting and needs help!

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Response to lunamagica (Original post)

Sat Dec 8, 2018, 02:06 PM

9. Okay Time. Do it!!

We Americans seem to think that our homeland will be never be drastically altered so as to force mass immigration out of the USA. But it could happen. What if Yellowstone blows? Where would we go? What kind of welcome would we want to receive? I don't lay awake at night worrying about it but the fact is that it could happen.

When the shoe is on the other foot, then how do we see the immigration issue?

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Response to lunamagica (Original post)

Sat Dec 8, 2018, 02:40 PM

10. As a pediatric nurse I have heard that story many times.

Many parents risk so much to bring their children here.

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