I have woken up the past two days crying thinking about the thousands of children being torn away from their mothers and fathers at the border of the United States of America. All in a matter of weeks.
As a result of the current administration’s “Zero Tolerance” policy, the migrant parents (who are often seeking asylum) are now being criminally prosecuted and jailed because they were looking for a better life for their families. I was stunned when I learned parents were being held in jails described as concentration camps for simply wanting to be an American. And their young children are left crying with no love and affection in facilities with horrifying conditions.
I am not a mom or a parent but empathy means that we are able to understand and sympathize with others regardless of their situation. My blog is not a political platform… but what I have seen over the last year and half from our country’s leadership has made me ashamed. The treatment of minorities, women, and those less fortunate is truly shocking.