So many supporters of the current GOP administration’s immigration policies seem to feel that families south of our borders decided, casually, over dinner, that they should sneak on up to the USA in order to get social services, steal our jobs and commit crimes.
However, most of these families are fleeing gang violence, political repression or starvation due to drought or other natural disasters.
Let’s turn it around. What if your family lived up near the Canadian border and a horrific forest fire forced you to flee over the border?
What if the Canadian Border Patrol separated you from your kids, flew them to the other side of their country, locked you up for weeks or months and refused let you explain?
We are all human, we are all one family and we must never forget to treat others as we would wish to be treated.