I understand we need border protection and laws need to be enforced,but have we lost our sense of decency , humanity and love and compassion for human beings in general?
The traumatic effects of this separation on these young children, which could be devastating and long-lasting.
Our government has the discretion in our laws to ensure that young children are not separated from their parents and exposed to irreparable harm and trauma.
Family is the foundational element of our society and they must be able to stay together. While protecting our borders is important, we can and must do better as a government, a society, we need to find other ways to ensure they are safe Separating babies , toddlers and or children from their mothers and fathers is not the answer and is immoral.Its also very cruel as you have many that may not even understand what your saying they are coming here for a better life, or escaping cruelty in their own home land ,they come here for many reasons yes illegally but instead of detaining them , separating them, lets feed them and send them home. They don’t need prosecuted unless the are true criminals.
Teach them how to come here the correct way.
I also wish parents would also understand that attempting to gain access to the USA illegally raises the risk that you will lose your children , and that they will also put their kids first and either leave them behind with other family or don’t attempt to come here illegally.
I also feel that if the children are separated from their parents they should be able to know the child’s whereabouts at all times and the same goes for the parents.And the government knows at all times where both are.
It’s a form of emotional abuse of children , and can result in serious emotional and behavioral problems, including depression, lack of attachment or emotional bond to a parent or guardian, low cognitive ability, and educational achievement, and poor social skills.
There are ways to come to this country legally
For starters, you must meet certain qualifying requirements in order to apply for legal residency. You can’t just “want” to and follow through. USCIS provides a variety of categories that qualify people. The categories are VERY narrowly defined and exclude MOST people.
1.) If you qualify for an IMMEDIATE immigrant visa number.
2.) If your spouse or child is in the US.
3.) You are the fiancee of a US citizen.
4.) You have asylum in the US.
5.) You are a refugee.
You can also be sponsored by an employer if he/she can prove that your job can not be done by an American.
Please note that these categories have MANY exceptions. Thus, simply having a child in the US generally has a LOT of restrictions – which is often overlooked when arguing about anchor children. You can’t just have a kid here and become an immigrant. Instead, you’ll have to wait about 18 years before you can apply (or, more precisely, before your child can file a petition on your behalf).
You can’t also just come here and apply once you are in the country (there are some exceptions to this) because doing so is generally seen as immigration fraud because you entered as a tourist but had the intent to immigrate.
Far too often the trend in our society is for people to be separated from each other, to be cut off from the great mass of humanity, and in doing so to be dehumanized a little bit more with each step.
Glued to our cell phones when in a room full of people , and not “people ” I’m talking family, friends etc…Cars have taken us off the streets, where we used to greet each other and stop to chat. We are becoming so detached that we are losing our sense of common decency for all people.
“If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion.” – Dalai Lama