After 20 years experience working with children impacted by our policies regarding the US/Mexico border, I responded to the most recent border crisis (family separation) with a reflection carried by Colorado’s oldest newspaper, The Pueblo Chieftain. (See Peggy Haslar: Children pay price over border policy.)
It’s about children, red/blue division and our national inability to recognize the humanity of our newly-conceived children, which may be impacting our lack of clarity concerning all our child/family separation issues.
You can listen to Michael Martin Murphey’s haunting song “Sacred Heart” (referenced in the editorial) here:
I think of so many children and parents I’ve known every time I hear this beautiful song. Please keep them in your prayers.
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See NPR’s “A Reagan Legacy: Amnesty for Illegal Immigrants” for details on the proposal in play the first time I heard “Sacred Heart.”
About 20 years later I heard Fr. Benedict Groeschel speak about the continuing problem as an issue of justice.
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