I am by no means an expert in this area, but we have to raise our voices against the horrible conditions illegal immigrants are facing in this country. I hardly recognize the United States anymore. It is no longer the place of hope and dreams. It is becoming a military state, and those in government are not working to improve conditions. They are letting this President become a despot and semi-dictator without stepping in to stop him.
Donald Trump is a man even his wife doesn’t want to be near. He throws away people as much as he throws away the last vestiges of the greatness that made this country the best in the world. The laws and rules of society, the manners of decency and goodness, don’t seem part of his constitutional make-up. Our representative leadership is not doing their jobs and not acting in their constituents best interests. Sadly, we can no longer lay claim to being the greatest country in the world, and each day seems to bring us further down into the trenches.
One of the greatest issues facing this administration and the peoples of this country is that of immigration. Illegal Immigrants face hardship and trauma. My own grandmother was an illegal alien. She lived under the fist of an abusive man who threatened to turn her in and take away her children if she didn’t behave as he dictated. She lost her life because of him. She didn’t have a legal leg to stand on. She lived in fear.
Illegal aliens always live under a blanket of fear. People who have been working, productive members of society, who have given of their lives to this country are being herded up like cattle and shoved back to the countries they no longer know and probably not safe to return to. They are separated from their spouses, children, friends – often with no notice. They have become members of this society, and have earned the right to stay. They are bound by not getting their green card, for whatever reason, many times valid.
But just as bad is what is going on at our borders. Children are being separated from their parents, decimating families, held in concentration camp style settings. They are isolated from those they love, and even if they are allowed to return to their countries, they run the risk of not finding their parents. I’m not sure why this is even happening. It looks like they are being kidnapped. What is the purpose of holding these children? We have a large military, we aren’t trying to turn them into soldiers or child brides. It is mean-spirited and malicious. And pointless.
I understand the need to tighten our borders even if I don’t agree with all the reasons why. There is a problem with illegal aliens entering the U.S. But these are largely people who are escaping terrible circumstances in their lives. They need understanding and to be given to opportunity to be led through the process of legality. They have value. They are not animals. And their children are not commodities.
This is indicative of the broadening trampling of American values and the lack of rational leadership. One man, Donald Trump, is dictating egregious atrocities in many areas of government. We need to hold him accountable and retract the harmful, short-term or long-term, acts he has done. And we need to hold him accountable for the lawbreaking he has done himself. Our country’s future depends on it, as do the lives of these children.