When human beings are framed as a national security threat, barbed wire is the next logical step. But unlike during the Japanese internment, today there’s high-level political resistance.
With the agency under fire for holding children in deplorable conditions and over racist and misogynistic Facebook posts, one agent speaks about what it’s like to do his job. “Somewhere down the line people just accepted what’s going on as normal.”
Debating the fate of jailed migrant children is important, but the life-and-death crisis that they have been thrown into demands immediate action.
“That your days may soon change, that the love your parents and relatives feel for you glow inside you to give you strength.” Dear Children Seeking Asylum in the U.S., … Continue reading →
By Rabbi Ted Falcon & Pastor Don Mackenzie & Imam Jamal Rahman Throughout history, the biblical story of Exodus has inspired people around the world fleeing persecution. Migrants fleeing persecution and violence in their … Continue reading →
WASHINGTON – In an extraordinary move, twenty-nine families seeking a better life have been ordered released from the South Texas Family Residential Center in the town of Dilley, including Gloria … Continue reading →
The caravan passes by sympathetic Mexicans. Photo by Moises Castillo/AP . As a battered procession of up to 7,000 hungry, thirsty, blistered, desperate Central Americans fleeing violence and poverty continues … Continue reading →
State terrorism comes in many forms, but one of its most cruel and revolting expressions is when it is aimed at children. Even though U.S. President Donald Trump backed down … Continue reading →
Thwarting Donald Trump’s war on immigrants and dismantling the vast deportation machine is possible. It won’t be easy, but it has to be done. Simply put, Trump’s plan is ethnic … Continue reading →
It’s 2018, but it sure feels like 1834. ‘Please sir, may I have some more?’ James Mahoney’s illustration for chapter one of Dickens’s ‘Adventures of Oliver Twist.’ (Image: Public domain) … Continue reading →
Over the past weeks, we have seen horrific pictures of children separated from their parents and detained in tents and holding pens. Politicians justify this by claiming that they are enforcing … Continue reading →
The unspeakable anguish which the rogue president is personally perpetrating on refugee children and parents on our southwestern border is only the most recent egregious and intolerable of his sins … Continue reading →
Let the mothers rush toward their babies and wrap their arms around them tight enough to hold back even the sea if it would harm them. Let the anguish … Continue reading →
Minors from violence-plagued El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala will no longer be permitted to reunite with their parents in the United States. The Trump administration plans to stop accepting refugee … Continue reading →