Immigration is a big issue, but this is an appalling way to treat children - utterly, utterly disgusting and saddening:
The tea party is involved in the protests.
Nice to see the local churches doing the types of thing they should do.
Quick quote (I’m not a churchgoer or believer) -
McQuillen’s group, a Quaker-based organization, questions how the country could spend trillions on war and not have the pennies on those dollars to spend to take care of children in dire need.
She said, “It’s a simple thing to begin to say, what’s important in this world?”
I’m currently reading with avid interest Bill Bryson’s “One Summer America 1927” - in which he goes into detail about the rise of eugenics in the early 20C in the USA.
Utterly shameful to see people spouting the same rubbish:
“It’s about the American government, Democrat or Republican, getting off their lazy butts and passing a decent bill where we can screen our immigrants, make sure they’re not felons, diseased or whatever, and get a program set up to bring them into this country,” Vassar resident Jack Smith told WNEM.
I get that legally, these people can be deported - but in the meantime, the USA should treat them well.
The focus of my (budgetary limited) contributions to charity is on children in need - Water Aid, UNICEF, Shelter Box, Action for Children, the NSPCC - so this awfulness really, really riles me.