Skip to comments.Laura Bush: Separating children from their parents at the border ‘breaks my heart’
Posted on 06/17/2018 6:44:08 PM PDT by EdnaMode
On Sunday, a day we as a nation set aside to honor fathers and the bonds of family, I was among the millions of Americans who watched images of children who have been torn from their parents. In the six weeks between April 19 and May 31, the Department of Homeland Security has sent nearly 2,000 children to mass detention centers or foster care. More than 100 of these children are younger than 4 years old. The reason for these separations is a zero-tolerance policy for their parents, who are accused of illegally crossing our borders.
I live in a border state. I appreciate the need to enforce and protect our international boundaries, but this zero-tolerance policy is cruel. It is immoral. And it breaks my heart.
Our government should not be in the business of warehousing children in converted box stores or making plans to place them in tent cities in the desert outside of El Paso. These images are eerily reminiscent of the Japanese American internment camps of World War II, now considered to have been one of the most shameful episodes in U.S. history. We also know that this treatment inflicts trauma; interned Japanese have been two times as likely to suffer cardiovascular disease or die prematurely than those who were not interned.
Americans pride ourselves on being a moral nation, on being the nation that sends humanitarian relief to places devastated by natural disasters or famine or war. We pride ourselves on believing that people should be seen for the content of their character, not the color of their skin. We pride ourselves on acceptance. If we are truly that country, then it is our obligation to reunite these detained children with their parents and to stop separating parents and children in the first place.
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But she’s OK with murdering a million unborn US babies a year.
Quit complaining. She can get you a guacamole bowl el cheapo from a certain in-law.
Laura, how much Bush millions do you spend to help the children?
Simple. Gather them all together and send them back across the border. Problem solved.
Who knew she was such a phony bologna.
Laura Bush killed someone. That is a fact.
Full court press from the deep state.
Hey Laura, set up your Crawford ranch to house these families. Stop with the fake concern claims.
Seeing illegals cross the border breaks my heart.
Built the wall.
Ah shut up! Why did you select the WA Compost for your worthless piece of drivel? Get lost, no one needs your whining.
Your fine with your husband and father in law letting known criminals sit at your tables all the while killing American soldiers and not batting an eye...
Don't play the ‘more sad me card’ Mrs. Bush, we know what you and your COMMIE family are!!!
We don’t even know who their parents are they are UNDOCUMENTED. It is not our fault or problem their parents or kidnappers or whoever put them in harm’s way. They are living better in that migrant home and not getting molested or murdered it starving. Honestly we don’t even have to do that much.
Every illegal crosser should just be denied entry period. Hence The Wall
Laura Bush would rather have their brains sucked out at birth.
I have no respect for that family.
They tell us we must abort our babies because environment, then they tell us we must import tens of millions of third-world welfare-parasite primitives/savages because we aren’t having enough babies.
>>I appreciate the need to enforce and protect our international boundaries, but this zero-tolerance policy is cruel. It is immoral.
Kids, the Progressive Word of the Week is: Immoral.
Use it in a sentence kids. “It is not immoral to rip a baby to pieces inside a womb.”
Let’s try another sentence kids to make sure you know what immoral means. “It is immoral to lock up criminal invaders.”
FU Bushes!! You created this mess.
Yes, but isn’t it illegal to arrest entire families? Can they legally put the kids in a jail cell with their parents? I don’t think so. Therefore, the separation.
The Bush family is largely responsible for the 30 million illegal aliens already here and putting out the invitation for more.
Bush league Republicans must become extinct before the Republic is.
Where was this bleeding heart liberal when Obama had 25000 illegals’ children sleeping on the concrete floors of border patrol stations and old army barracks? This is a woman who favors the murder of babies, so you can’t take anything she says about caring for children seriously.
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