Wednesday, 20 June 2018

Children separated from their parents - Surely this can't be?

Canva poster "Children need to be with their parents, with family walking into sunrise
Children need to be with their parents
Time for the soap box! A news story that is so terrible. Surely in this time and age we can't be doing this to people? While the outrage grows, the White House is defending the immigration policy. Taking children away from their families.

Why is this allowed to happen, and why is nobody doing anything? We are living in times of knowledge and insight, but we are so barbaric?

How can anybody sleep at night when knowing that children are forcefully removed from their parents? Surely their parents are looking for a better life for their children? That's why they are applying for asylum?

What am I missing? What am I not seeing? I don't understand it.

It feels as if my joy has been stolen by hearing of such atrocities. It is a human right violation of the highest malice. We know NOW we will come back to this and say that it is wrong. Why do it in the first place?

Some of the stories popping up on my timelines:
- Melania took a diplomatic stand against it: Melania Trump takes a brave stand against her husband's policies
- A Quora question: Did the Obama administration separate families at the border...
- Twitter threads of sounds of children being separated from their parents. (I can't and won't listen to it. I am bawling my eyes out already.)

I hope the lawmakers change the policies and very soon.

What can we do to help? I feel so powerless...


  1. The same parents that send their children alone through the dessert are now crying? They send them to their deaths.

    1. This is just as upsetting. It seems you did not look at your own story?


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