I’m sorry. I really can’t write about our carefree travels through Canada, while reading about and listening to the stories of what the country I happened to be lucky enough to be born into is doing. I’m appalled, sickened, sad, and angry. I’ve seen the images and listened to the sounds (taken in secret, of course, to prevent being called “a leaker”) of sobbing children calling for their papa’s, some crying so hard they can’t catch their breath. I’ve read about a woman forced to board a plane and sent back to Guatemala (a country she’d fled 8 months before to escape gang violence) without her 8 year old son, a boy the same vulnerable age as my grandson Teddy. She has no idea where the USA took him, where he is now, or how to possibly be reunited with him now from thousands of miles away. Her SON, people–think of your son being taken away by strangers, not being able to comfort him when he’s crying and terrified, and not knowing where he is or how to be re-united?!!?
All I can do from here is call my representatives, and post things like this. If I were in the USA, I’d be down in front of the federal buildings every single day, getting in the face of every elected representative to demand that this evil of separating children from loved ones be stopped and every child returned to their family. Something simply must be done to end this cruel, immoral policy, being performed in all of our names. Let’s not do as most Germans did during the implementation of Hitler’s “Final Solution” to the “problem” of Jews—most disagreed, but just put their heads down and went on with their lives. For the love of God, when are people going to stand up to this man and tell him when he’s gone too far?