Officials in a Mexican border town made a public announcement Tuesday to warn migrants not to enter the Rio Grande into the United States.
The 30-second video posted on Twitter by the Ciudad Juarez City Council came in the aftermath of the horrific photos of Óscar Alberto Martínez Ramírez and his 23-month-old daughter Valeria, who face down on the banks of the river were found Monday.
25-year-old Salvadoran crossed the river with his daughter on Sunday afternoon and left her on the shore to go back and get his wife.
The little girl, however, jumped back into the water and they were both dragged by a power surge and drowned. Their bodies were found the next day in the neighborhood of Matamoros, Mexico.
A public service announcement on the Twitter account of the Ciudad Juarez City Council included migrants who warned video & # 39; s about crossing the Rio Grande. The video & # 39; Migrant Friend, let the search for your dream & # 39; sueño & # 39; not turn into a nightmare & # 39 ;, said the narrator
The 30-second video asked people to warn authorities when they heard of & # 39; grupos and riesgo & # 39 ;, Spanish for & # 39; risk groups & # 39 ;, tried to cross the river
The shocking image of a Salvadoran migrant Oscar Alberto Martínez Ramírez and his almost 2-year-old daughter Valeria (both pictured above) turned into a war of words between Democrats and Republicans
The images posted by officials show that migrant families are risking their lives trying to walk through the flowing water of the 1885-kilometer-long river that separates the southwestern United States and northern Mexico.
The strict warning was directed against migrants from Central America, Haiti and Africa.
& # 39; Migrant friend, don't let the search for your dream become a nightmare & # 39 ;, said the narrator.
& # 39; Do not cross the border through the Rio Grande. You can drag the power of the current with it and put an end to your life and that of the loved ones who accompany you. & # 39;
Various PSA keywords and phrases, including & # 39; dreams & # 39 ;, & # 39; nightmares & # 39 ;, & # 39; currents & # 39 ;, & # 39; an end to your life & # 39; and & # 39; risk groups & # 39; are highlighted in large red fonts.
The announcement continues: & # 39; If you see groups that might be in danger, call 911. Without life there is no future or dream. & # 39;
At least eight people have drowned in the past two weeks trying to cross the Rio Grande.
Ramírez and his almost 2-year-old daughter Valeria found dead on the banks of the Rio Grande in Matamoros, Mexico, on Sunday
Various PSA keywords and phrases, including & # 39; dreams & # 39 ;, & # 39; nightmares & # 39 ;, & # 39; currents & # 39 ;, & # 39; end your life & # 39; or & # 39; terminar con tu vida & # 39; and & # 39; risk groups & # 39; are marked in a large, red font
Ciudad Juarez placed the public service announcement and told migrants not to turn the search for your dream into a nightmare & # 39; or & # 39; pesadilla & # 39;
Photos from the scene of the last dead showed the black shirt of Óscar Alberto climbed to his chest with the Valeria & # 39; s head in it. Her arm was draped around his neck, indicating that she was clinging to him at her last moments.
The heartbreaking images turned into a word fight between Democrats and Republicans on Wednesday, with hopeful Beto R & Rourke in 2020, blaming Donald Trump for the dead
After a Salvadoran man and his daughter were found dead on the Mexican shores of the Rio Grande, the Mexican border town of Ciudad Juarez released a PSA on his Twitter account to warn migrants about the dangers of crossing the Rio Grande
Oscar Alberto Martinez Ramirez, 25, and his 23-month-old daughter Valeria, died on Sunday after being swept away by the current
& # 39; Trump is responsible for these deaths & # 39 ;, he wrote on Twitter and shared an AP story about drowning.
When he left with journalists to the White House on Wednesday for a four-day trip to Asia, Trump said he was disturbed by the photos, but said they could have been prevented.
& # 39; If we had the right laws that the Democrats would not let us have, those people, they would not come. They would not try, & said Trump. & # 39; They can change it very easily so that people don't come up and people aren't killed. & # 39;
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