How to Help Migrant Children Who Have Been Separated from Their Parents

Updated: Jan 26, 2019

This article is about helping children who need us. Children who through no fault of their own, are separated from their parents and living in increasingly terrifying and vulnerable positions. They are victims of circumstances. And again, they are children.

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Morals > Law

This article is not a rip on the current administration. I will not join the millions who exclaim their hate for POTUS, for a few reasons:

I feel hate is a worthless emotion and expenditure of energy. Instead put that passion to a purpose and create change. See below.

We only know a small percentage of what actually goes on. We don't have access to the larger picture, after all, we only know what we're told and what we're able to deduce from puzzle pieces.

To those who bring up legality, and remind folks that the parents of these children shouldn't have broken the law.... please stop. Unless you are proposing a solution that will correct our current immigration policies, your comment fails to solve anything.

Again, these are children. And right now, they need help.

The current situation

The administration calls for a "Democratic law," which requires migrant children and parents to be separated at the border. While parents are often prosecuted, and placed in jail, for trying to cross the border illegally, children are taken from their parents and placed into foster care or government custody.

Separating families at the Border is the fault of bad legislation passed by the Democrats. Border Security laws should be changed but the Dems can’t get their act together! Started the Wall. — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 5, 2018