Let Them Die! Fox News Furious 911 Operators Offer Help in Spanish to Help Border Crossers in Peril
Fox & Friends host Steve Doocy is hopping mad that 911 operators offered help – in Spanish – to help save a man’s life.
“They stumbled across the border illegally and now they need your help!” Fox News host Steve Doocy complained on Wednesday’s broadcast, pointing to a 911 call in Brooks County, Texas, where a Spanish-speaking man near the border asked for assistance for his cousin who he said was “turning purple.”
Doocy was furious that public resources were being used to help the human being in risk of dying, especially when they asked for help in Spanish and were likely trying to enter the country without permission.
“A small Texas town forced to answer 911 from stranded illegals in Spanish!” Doocy exclaimed, suggesting that they should just leave the man there to die and save resources for English-speaking, U.S. citizens instead.
“Not only are they understaffed and lacking resources, now they’ve got to deal with illegal immigrants who have no business being here,” co-host Brian Kilmeade chimed in, agreeing that the man’s life was not worth the resources it would cost to get him help.
Brooks County Chief Deputy Urbino “Benny” Martinez then said that his emergency squad was there to respond to calls for help from all persons in need, not just those with the right immigration status or who could speak English.
“So, those calls you have to respond to, even though for the most part when you get there, you realize, they’re not an American citizen?” the Fox team asked.
Martinez, remaining calm, responded, “That’s correct, but they’re on U.S. soil, and due process comes into play, and that’s the way we’re taking them as.”
The Chief Deputy also stressed that it was time for both sides of the political debate on border policies – right and left alike – to drop their grandstanding and actually have a dialogue to solve the current crisis that is causing a budget crunch for his small, border town.
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