Mexican National Commits Suicide Shortly After Deportation from U.S.
Guadalupe Olivas Valencia committed suicide shortly after being deported from the U.S. on Tuesday. The 45-year-old Mexican national had been deported twice before, but his final deportation came within hours of the Trump administration's latest crackdown on undocumented immigrants.
Olivas jumped off a bridge outside Tijuana’s El Chaparral border post.
According to the BBC, Olivas "was found unconscious next to a plastic bag with his belongings and died in hospital a short while later... Witnesses said Mr. Olivas was shouting that he did not want to return to Mexico and seemed to be in severe distress."
Olivas chose death over returning to Sinaloa, home of "the most powerful drug trafficking organization in the world," according to U.S. intelligence.
"Look, you can chalk this up to a fatality of the Trump administration's policy, but to be fair... [Olivas] had been deported twice before," "Young Turks" host Cenk Uygur opined.
"Obviously, this guy was not mentally balanced. He jumped off a bridge and there are better ways to react, no matter how horrible a situation is," Uygur added. "He was quite distraught about leaving America, but [the incident] also does give you a sense of how much these immigrants love it here. We take people who love America, and sometimes with stuff like this, we crush their soul and we send them back."