No One Is Illegal

21 Jun

La Jicarita

By KAY MATTHEWS

I seriously doubt that the voters out in Trumplandia know that their president’s executive order yesterday, June 20, stopping the separation of children from their parents seeking asylum at the Mexican border now means that the entire family—parents and children—will be kept together in indefinite detention in federal prison. Yes, babies and toddlers and young children are going to federal prison, locked up as criminals, for seeking asylum in the United States of America.

Those of us who attended Allegra Love’s presentation at the First Christian Church in Santa Fe know this, as well as how the concept of detention is not a partisan issue nor just a twentieth century, isolated incident of institutional racism against people of color. Love, who is the director of legal services at the immigration advocacy organization Santa Fe Dreamers, opened her presentation with these words: “Family separation is not morally complicated…

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One Response to “No One Is Illegal”

  1. bone&silver 2018/06/22 at 2:50 am #

    Outrageous behavior- I wish people would riot in the streets

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