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The President’s failure on the humanitarian crisis at the border
Posted By Michael Dise On June 23, 2014 @ 3:00 pm In Uncategorized | Comments Disabled
These children end up in detention for various reasons. Sometimes, as they are attempting with their families to cross over, they lose them in the desert and end up on their own. Sometimes they are offered opportunities for sneaking in by drug-smugglers. Sometimes, after waiting for many years to immigrate with their parents, they are prevented from entering on the basis that they are no longer considered children .
It is a great injustice that citizens of the US, who consider themselves to be “civilized,” would engage in demoralizing and devaluing the lives of socioeconomically disadvantaged children. Apart from the deportations, which are unjust enough, those who guard our borders have also dehumanized these children through racist mockery , general mistreatment with bad living conditions and inadequate healthcare , and physical and sexual abuse . These innocent children are merely seeking better lives beyond the violence and poverty  they have experienced elsewhere when they are not pursuing reunification with their families.
To make matters worse, Border Patrol agents in Texas were warned by an assistant patrol agent not to speak with journalists who are seeking to obtain more information on the crisis . As in the case with Guantanamo Bay, some government officials have a record for lacking transparency in areas where humanitarian crimes are being committed.
Critics of this humanitarian injustice directed at immigrant victims are encouraging the Obama administration to implement a program of affirmative relief that will dramatically decrease the number of deportations taking place each day. Let’s hope these efforts bear fruit in the very near future as the current situation is clearly intolerable.
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URLs in this post:
 Image: http://pulse.ncpolicywatch.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/May_Day_Immigration_March_LA37.jpg
 mistreated: http://www.businessinsider.com/immigration-border-crisis-photos-2014-6
 mocked: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/06/14/border-patrol-mocks_n_5495316.html?ncid=fcbklnkushpmg00000048&ir=Latino+Voices
 abused: http://m.thenation.com/blog/180207-migrant-children-accuse-border-patrol-agents-physical-and-sexual-assault
 they are prevented from entering on the basis that they are no longer considered children: http://thinkprogress.org/justice/2014/06/09/3446542/children-who-age-out-while-waiting-on-line-just-lost-their-shot-at-an-immigration-visa/
 violence and poverty: http://www.wral.com/obama-child-migrants-urgent-humanitarian-issue/13696001/
 Border Patrol agents in Texas were warned by an assistant patrol agent not to speak with journalists who are seeking to obtain more information on the crisis: http://www.wral.com/border-agents-in-texas-warned-not-to-talk-to-media/13732286/
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