Its just not OK. That should be enough to stop it. They're only children - torn away from mothers and fathers, put in cages, kept from basic needs, cold, dirty, hungry, sleep deprived, ill, distressed emotionally & physically. It's not ok - but continues. I've written, called, signed petitions, cried & am nearly crazy with sorrow, frustration, futility. You are intelligent, creative members here. Can we together come up with an action(s) to take that will stop this horror?
Thanks for all the responses. It does appear more attention & energy is focused on this travesty currently. However, I feel the need to warn against deflection. A commonly used strategy to dilute or negate responsibility. The powerless children are still suffering. Thats all you need to know.
Something has begun to happen. Whether it's because of the press, those Congress members (bi-partisan) that toured and went to the media, or something else, they've started moving children. To where and under what conditions remains to be seen.
300 migrant children moved
Our concentration camp at the border is a horror. I'm not sure what can be done. Trump blames the Dems because they did not give him all the money he wanted. McConnell will not allow the Senate to take any action if the proposed solution appears to go against Trump. Men with power and no empathy have created this terrible situation.
Progressives had many chances.. ..but it was too tempting to poke the ugly R’s in the eye over this festering illegal imigration issue than do anything tangible or lasting about it. As is, both far-right and moderates gravitated to trump’s tuff talk on illegal (even legal) immigration..
And before anyone tosses out ‘Obama’s record on deportation,’ he also granted what amounted to an executive amnesty for many that should have been deported shortly after arrival. Boy bush was no better, as they continue to represent exploitable wage reducing near-slave labor to the Republican elite.
It’s a mess, but if the far-left clings to this as an election issue, trump will do well..