Immigrant Kids in McAllen Detention Facility

  August 5, 2020

An On-Line Publication of the Anonymous Anything Society

Suffer the Little Children

     They are identified by ICE, the investigative arm of Homeland Security, as UAC's, Unaccompanied Alien Children. There has been a surge in their numbers in the past decade. Three percent came from Mexico and most of the remainder from violence-torn Central American countries of Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras.

    In 2016, The Border Patrol apprehended 136,150 illegal entrants who were accompanied by minor children. There is no doubt that this figure is a severe undercount of the actual number.

   A law enacted in 2018 gave Homeland Security responsibility for their immediate disposition; in settings “that were to be in the best interests of these children". The media soon offered us scenes of kids covered with aluminum sheets, while lying inside cages on concrete floors.

Sky-written Protest
    I am a believer in law enforcement, but these children deserve better treatment than most of us afford our pets. 

   Unfortunately, in our view, Jeff Sessions, U.S. Attorney General at the time, came up with what he termed a "zero tolerance policy”.  This included enforced separation of the UACs from their parents.

   My readers have long since discovered my feelings about Donald Trump.  Notwithstanding what I have complained about in the past, the president did a good thing in countermanding the order involving innocent children being literally torn from the arms of their loving parents.

-Phil Richardson, Storyteller and Observer of the Human Condition


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