Just a Theory

By David E. Wheeler

Posts about Humanitarian Crime

What Elizabeth Warren Saw at the Border

Elizabeth Warren describes what she saw in the immigration camps near McAllen, Texas, this past Sunday:

At the time of separation, most of the mothers were told their children would be back. One woman had been held at “the icebox,” a center that has earned its nickname for being extremely cold. When the agent came to take her child, she was told that it was just too cold for the child in the center, and that they were just going to keep the child warm until she was transferred. That was mid-June. She hasn’t seen her child since.

One mother had been detained with her child. They were sleeping together on the floor of one of the cages, when, at 3:00am, the guards took her away. She last saw her 7-year-old son sleeping on the floor. She cried over and over, “I never got to say goodbye. I never got to say goodbye.” That was early-June, and she hasn’t seen him since.

There’s no other way to put it: The Trump administration’s immigration policies are a humanitarian crime. The people who implemented it should be prosecuted for human rights violations.