Over the past few months, the injustices and terror that has taken place within the borders of this country is utterly terrifying, this nation, this leader, this time, is heartless. All of the terror taking place between the mass shootings and the ICE raids, leaving hundreds of children without parents is fueled by hate spewed from the most powerful position in this nation. Since this President has been in office, the hatred and disregard for the human condition has only intensified the flames of racists and bigots to become increasingly hateful toward minorities, it is utterly unequivocally disheartening.
This week over 600 undocumented immigrants were taken by ICE from Mississippi food processing plants, where they were WORKING, trying to make an HONEST living to SUPPORT they’re families- their CHILDREN. These people, these human beings, are not harming anyone, they are simply trying to make a better life for themselves and their families, after-all isn’t this the American ideal. Now, children are left without parents, without a support system because the cards have been stacked against them. Bigoted ideology shaping policy has placed a narrative on undocumented immigrants that screams you are worth less than those from Europe. This white supremacist in chief and his cronies truly believe that people, human beings deserve to be treated as less than because of where they are from, how can a group be so heartless and inhumane. Immigrants have shaped our country and uplifted a common voice for hundreds of years in our shared homeland, only to have their hard work return with vehemence.
The children, were left on the streets crying for help, with no plan. It is not a crime to seek asylum, it is not a crime to seek a better life for yourself and your family, it is not a crime to try to make an honest living, these undocumented immigrants are not criminals, they are people, humans, hard workers who just need a chance.
There was a video released of a child, whose father was just taken away from her, as she sobs she says “These Hispanic people are not doing anything bad, they aren’t stealing anything” “My dad bought me everything now I don’t know where Im going to eat I need my dad for me, I don’t know what I’m going to do for me” , “government please put your heart”. This child just had her support system ripped from her, she has no way of surviving no plan of action. She is asking the government to have a heart.
This little girl also goes on to say that it is about to be her first day of school, yet her support system was ripped from her. This is an innocent child with an innocent father who was trying to give her a better life and an education. They did nothing wrong, they are peaceful people trying to build a better life. This administration has done nothing but instill fear in the hearts of peaceful -hopeful people -who just want to work to create a better future for themselves and their families. Why should the American ideal apply to everyone?
How can we as a society sit idly by and let this injustice continue to happen? By the time election season comes I expect people to be educated on all of the candidates and make the correct decision to vote in a person who intends to support the rights of the disadvantaged, dismantle the effects of the current administrations war on immigrants, and who doesn’t believe in alienating people on the basis of where they come from. Once we collectively realize we are more alike than not is when we will truly be “one nation” that others can hold a candle to, until then we have become “that country” that has a travel advisory.