- A U.S. Customs and Border Protection official reported that 658 migrant children (aka unaccompanied minors) have been separated from adults between May 6 and 19 at our southern border. I can hardly imagine the impact of this inhuman government policy on families trying to flee violence in Latin American countries. In addition, the potential for abuse and toxic stress on these children is immense.
- Where are the “pro-life” advocates who consider all lives valuable? We treat “our” children with love and concern. These children are also living, breathing, innocent, young lives — some babies — who should not be separated from their families. We are treating these children as “others”; this is so different from how we would want our own children to be treated.
- An NPR Fact Check reports: “(President Donald Trump) implied that children were being separated from their parents at the border because of a law enacted by Democrats. Actually, the policy in question was enacted by his own administration.” We must not allow this inhuman, cost ineffective, heartless and immoral policy to continue. What can we do to stop this assault on innocent children?
- Jun 4, 2018
LTE by Ruth Hannum, MT Dems. poll greeter at Brethren Village, precinct 5723.