To the Editor:
Thank you to the editor for addressing the horrific events surrounding immigrant children that are unfolding before our eyes. Compassion and empathy are sorely lacking. What must also be considered are the political root causes of this self -inflicted disaster. This large scale internment of children and now the heinous revelations of ‘tender age shelters’ for infants, yes babies, lies squarely on the shoulders of President Trump, Attorney General Sessions, Senate Majority McConnell, Speaker Ryan, and any other elected leader, local, state, and national who has failed to speak out. This change in policy was penned into place in late April by AG Sessions at the ‘request’ of the President.
Make no mistake, the Trump Administration wants this. I am certain that this Trump policy of child separation is not a value any of us share in Darien.