In April, the president of the US and his attorney general enacted a “zero tolerance” policy of attempting to deter Central American asylum seekers by separating children from their parents and placing them in cages in detainment facilities.
This barbarian tactic has caused an outcry principally from humanitarians, religious leaders, civil rights activists, and people who remember with horror and shame, the WWII forced internment of their fellow American citizens of Japanese origin.
Among the leaders of the president’s own political party, the new policy was at first met largely by silent complicity, with notable exceptions such as former First Lady Laura Bush, Senator John McCain, Senator Orrin Hatch, Senator Ben Sasse, Senator Ted Cruz, Senator Susan Collins, and the president’s own wife. By today, more members of Congress are finding their voices. Still, new polls show that 57 percent of republicans approve of the president’s policy of taking the children from their parents and placing them in detainment facilities.
This is the sound of the children: