Post reporters this month spotted dozens of family dogs living as strays thronging the public lands around Eagle Pass, Texas, a hugely popular entry site across the southern border.
Border Patrol agents try to place them in overwhelmed shelters; National Guardsmen try to feed the poor pups.
Migrant families bring them on the dangerous trek to the United States, then learn that rules around animal entry mean they can’t take the pets into processing centersor on most flights or buses onward into the interior.
So the migrants let the pups go to fend for themselves, amid terrible conditions and hunger.
Heartbreaking for families and for the hounds.
People who bring their dogs along as they travel through jungles and across mountains and deserts to reach our border are clearly not fleeing in search of asylum.
They’re migrating to pursue economic opportunity — specifically, enough that they can provide not only for their kids but for their pets as well.
Indeed, migrants are reportedly bringing a whole variety of pets, including guinea pigs.
Not the behavior of people desperately fleeing oppression.