I’ve never condoned illegal immigration. But trying to discourage it by separating children from their parents is unconscionable. Those children are guilty only of having parents.
When I first heard about this practice, I was immediately reminded of Nazis breaking up Jewish families when they arrived at the prison camps. Men to the left, women to the right, children somewhere else. I’ve even read reports that say some of the immigrant families were told their children were just being taken away for a bath or health care or something else. No mention that they were going to be locked up away from their families. Again, reminiscent of the Nazi prison camps.
Return the children to their families, deport the entire family if that’s the ultimate decision, and lock up Attorney General Jeff Sessions for dreaming up this awful idea and trying to defend it with scripture.
The president, of course, could end this practice instantly with one of his giant signatures on an executive order. Complete with press conference, cameras, balloons, and all the hoopla. See what a great humanitarian I am!
That he hasn’t done so just adds to the concern about his ethics, morals, and thought processes.
Note: This afternoon, about an hour ago, Trump signed an executive order ending the separation of children from their families.