Let’s Treat Children at the Border as Christ Would

Brilliant article.

TIME

Unaccompanied children are fleeing the escalating violence in Honduras, El Salvador, and Guatemala and presenting themselves at the U.S. border–hoping to find safety from daily fears for their lives in these Central American countries. More than 50,000 have already come and their presence is now creating a political crisis in the United States.

The media has shown alarming pictures of hateful crowds of Americans blocking and threatening buses of young children being processed under U. S. laws. Imagine the fear in the hearts and minds of young children, all alone in a foreign culture, being screamed at by adults they don’t know in a language they don’t understand. Imagine the pain and fear of those families who tearfully sent their own children away from home to protect their lives.

Sadly, it’s not hard to imagine how our polarized political system is turning this complicated humanitarian disaster into another political and…

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2 Responses to Let’s Treat Children at the Border as Christ Would

  1. What a sad situation. That for these families – to send their child through dangerous land, to a foreign country where they may not even get in… is the lesser of two evils. It is the option that holds most hope for the future. I hope as time marches on, this ceases to be in issue not because the politicos in the US figure things out, but because these children can live happy, promising lives in Central America, with their family in peace, and don’t need to resort to this dangerous journey. But yes, I also think that the answer here is compassion. Thank you for sharing Ann, I hope you’re well!! 🙂

  2. Thank you for taking the time to read this article. There are so many real life sad stories out there. They need to be shared. My husband is an immigration attorney and we know this all too well close up. I agree with your hope as time marches on. Thanks again.

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