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Think of the children

Christopher Weyant, The Boston Globe, June 7, 2018

“The families who have been most catastrophically harmed by the Trump administration’s child-separation policy are those in which parents have already been deported while their children remain in government custody. Although there are no hard numbers, there are multiple reports of this happening, and of parents induced to give up their asylum claims for the uncertain promise of being reunited with their children. The former head of ICE suggested that the ranks of parents deported without their kids will grow, and the separations could be permanent.”
”The Awful Plight of Parents Deported Without Their Children,” by Josh Michtom, Slate, June 26, 2018

Four more under the cut.

Nick Anderson/Washington Post Writers Group, June 19, 2018

Full Frontal Twitter

Matt Blaze Twitter (rest of the thread)

“Like it or not, these aren’t our kids…it’s not like he’s doing this to the people of Idaho or Texas. These are people from another country…”
Brian Kilmeade on Fox & Friends, February 22, 2018

Brandon Horan Twitter

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hi, this has been one of the craziest occurences in american history. compared to this...

Home Children was the child migration scheme founded by Annie MacPherson in 1869, under which more than 100,000 children were sent from the United Kingdom to Australia, Canada, New Zealand, and South Africa.
I hadn't known about Home Children; thank you for the link. Reminds me of the Orphan Train Movement in the US. (Which wasn't intended to turn out as such obvious servitude, but often did anyway.)

And of course you must know about the Japanese internment camps during WWII. (Which reminds me of this. Also, Takei's Twitter is worth following -- and not just for the political stuff -- whether you have a Twitter or not, which I don't.)
Not sure how to take that...
Doing what needs to be done is cool.