We live in a noisy world. In the cacophony of words and sounds that fill the air waves of radio and television and that stuff up our ears and cross our eyes from tweets to television news, advertising, and even the inner cries of our own being, innocent children are crying out for their parents from the prison of their own fear and the caged walls of an unknown room.
The New York Times has reported that immigrants into the United States who want to be reunited with separated family members often must pay high fees and exorbitant travel costs, as well as overcome bureaucratic hurdles in order to be reunited.
Democratic members of the U.S. House of Representatives visited a child detention facility in Texas on Saturday and they were not happy about what they saw. According to the more than two dozen members of Congress who made the trip to the border, children are sleeping behind bars on concrete floors in what “for all intents and purposes” is a prison.