Immigration Debate: How to Help the Children Separated From Their Families at the Border by Courtney Battista Bish

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Immigration Debate: How to Help the Children Separated From Their Families at the Border

This is the quiet part of my evening, after my son is asleep and the house is (relatively) put back together from the "toddler tornado" that ran through it. This is when the cat curls up on my lap and I kick back with a paperback or a Netflix marathon. But, tonight my mind is preoccupied. Not with the normal, day-to-day working-mom stuff our brains are filled with, but with the families out there who aren’t with their babies tonight.

It’s easy to say, "I don’t want to be political," and to refuse to engage in the ever-present three-ring circus of political melee. However, to quote the great Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., "The time is always right to do what is right," and I feel a tremendous need to act. More than 500 children have been separated from their parents since Trump’s zero-tolerance policy was enacted less than a month ago. 

  • Five-hundred kids who didn’t do anything wrong. 
  • Five-hundred kids who don’t understand where their parents are. 
  • Five-hundred kids who are sleeping alone tonight without their families.

My heart breaks for them tonight, as I watch my son sleeping in his crib. It’s up to us to be their voice.

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Julie Rose
This hurts my heart
Elisa All Schmitz 30Seconds
Thank you for sharing this. What an awful situation. It feels good to at least do something. Courtney Battista Bish
Tiffany Zook
look into becoming a foster parent, it’s a great way to be “on call” for a child who needs a safe, love filled home. Take that first step. It changes lives.

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