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Saturday, August 16, 2008

More proof that for conservatives, life begins at conception and ends at birth
Posted by Jill | 8:44 AM
...unless you're born into a wealthy, white, Republican family. Because this is the sort of thing we are doing to those who aren't:

In the first seven months of this year, the United States has deported 90,000 children to Mexico - without a parent or guardian.  (Link goes to a Spanish-language news site.)

Frankly, it is a disgrace that this country has become so overtaken by xenophobic hysteria with regard to human migration that the health, safety and well-being of children is disregarded and they are abandoned to the fates on the streets of frequently violent and crime-ridden border towns.    

According to the report linked, 13,500 of those children, or 15%, find themselves in limbo at the border. With no family and no way to take care of themselves, the lucky ones are taken in by social service and religious organizations, but the unlucky ones are simply abandoned to the streets to beg for their existence, or to fall prey to human traffickers. Many are sexually exploited.
In addition to the unbelievable inhumanity of treating children as de facto felons, the practice of deporting these children is having a huge impact on Mexican states with high migration rates that are ill-equipped to deal with this massive influx of untended children dumped by the United States government.

More from Blue Girl, here.

This is the net result of dehumanizing immigrants. This is what happens when you et the hatemongers take over. You get a society that thinks of these children as vermin instead of children...and that cares not one whit what happens to them, even as politicians in Washington continues to give lip service to the well-being of children.


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Anonymous Anonymous said...
Ponder, if you will--particularly for the sake of insight--what may be the REAL agenda of the so-called "Council of Conservative Citizens" as their articles of faith so subtly conceal.