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Missing volunteer pulled from Cypress Creek

Posted on September 4th, 2017 at 19:06 by John Sinteur in category: News -- Write a comment


Guillen’s father, Jesus Guillen, said he’d asked his son not to try and rescue people in the storm, but he insisted, saying he wanted to help people. He cried and prayed on Sunday afternoon as they pulled his son’s body from the water.

Alonso Guillen was a recipient of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, which temporarily lifted the threat of deportation for immigrants brought to the U.S. before they were 16, family members said.

His father is a lawful permanent, but his mother is still in the application process for legal status. Reached at her home in Piedras Negras, Mexico, across the border from Eagle Pass, Rita Ruiz de Guillen, 62, said she is heartbroken.

“I’ve lost a great son, you have no idea,” she said, weeping softly. “I’m asking God to give me strength.”

She said she hoped U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials would take pity and grant her a humanitarian visa so that she could come to Houston and bury her son, but she was turned back at the border.

“When we are with God, there are no borders,” she said. “Man made borders on this earth.”

  1. Wasn’t it God that cause people to speak different languages so they would cooperate to build the Tower of Babel?

  2. Just the opposite actually. God saw people cooperating on a tower to reach the heavens and said/thought “If as one people speaking the same language they have begun to do this, then nothing they plan to do will be impossible for them. Come, let us go down and confuse their language so they will not understand each other.”
    After that, the construction stopped. Not sure of the relevance to a story of a young man dying trying to save others, other than it’s one more stupid thing God has done – along with sending the damn hurricane in the first place…

  3. Sorry, I rushed my reply. I don’t see the relevance either, but it was in her quote. When are people going to realize that no one knows what God (if there is one) wants.

  4. Or to paraphrase from “Guns, Germs, and Steel”, maybe it’s to speed up evolution in the developing world where the smartest survive.

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