Imagine a place, unlike your safe and comfortable home. Imagine your neighborhood being bombed and your children afraid and crying. Imagine not knowing if your family will survive.
Imagine your neighbor’s children being abducted for sex trafficking. Imagine being fearful that your children will be next.
Imagine your spouse has been brutally murdered by men with powerful guns, your children witnessing this atrocity.
Imagine your family starving and ill from malnutrition. Imagine living in filth; unclean water, no clean clothing, rodents sharing the same living quarters. Imagine living in such poverty!
Imagine traveling a great distance, in dangerous conditions, trying to get your family to a safer place.
Imagine seeking safety, freedom, and a future for your children. Imagine fighting for a chance to have a life as the life you have now.
Wouldn’t you pray for help if you were in a dire situation? Wouldn’t you try to get away to safer ground, to protect your children?
There are many, many reasons why people travel such great distances to other countries like the US. It shouldn’t matter the color of their skin or the country they came from. It shouldn’t matter their religion. They are HUMAN BEINGS. Let’s treat them as such.
Should we take care of the people in our own country? Yes, of course. But does that mean turning our backs on people who are less fortunate just because they’re not from the US? Should we not help them because they’re brown or black or a shade other than white?
Once here, should children be separated from their parents and put in cages? YES, they are CAGES! Imagine that! How would you feel if your children were separated from you? You don’t know if they’re being taken care of or if they’re hungry or cold. You don’t know if they’re crying for you, wondering why you haven’t come for them. They are most definitely scared!
Immigrants made this country what it is today, like it or not. Not all people entering this country are trying to soak us for what they can get. Some are coming from places like El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras – which are the most dangerous places on Earth! These people are looking for a better life for themselves and their children!
I’m not saying we should have open borders. I’m saying we need to treat people with some compassion!
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