Today, President Trump signed an Executive Order that puts an end to the policy of separating children from their parents who cross the U. S. border illegally. Those entering the U. S. illegally will still be detained, but their children will no longer be separated from them.
This is good news. For too many days, Trump insisted that legislation was required to change the policy. He knew that wasn’t true, but he kept repeating it. Now, bending to the political will of both sides of the aisle and, more important and more likely, the overwhelming negative response of the public to the policy, Trump took the initiative and ordered a change in policy.
This is how a civilized people make changes. Kudos to the people of the United States for expressing their outrage and for demanding change. And, yes, kudos to President Trump for hearing the voice of the people and acting accordingly. Simply put, it was the right thing to do.
Now, I encourage everyone to call their Senators and Representatives and ask that they take seriously the need to adopt meaningful immigration reform. Will they do it? I’m doubtful. Why? The Democrats simply do not want meaningful immigration reform. Why? Because they don’t want this issue to go away. They use it as a wedge issue in their campaigns, and it works. If they fix it, the wedge goes away. It’s like a social service organization working to eradicate poverty in a particular neighborhood. If poverty is actually eradicated, the organization has no reason to continue it’s existence. As such, for too many social service organizations, their primary mission is not whatever problem they were created to address, but their own continued existence. Just so, the mission of the Democrats on this issue is not meaningful immigration reform, but the election of more Democrats.
I also encourage everyone to call their Senators and Representatives and ask that a federal investigation be initiated into the charges of child abuse of immigrant children by agents of U. S. Customs and Border Protection. You can read about it here.
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