Former First Lady Laura Bush broke protocol and has spoken against President Trump’s border policies that separate children from their parents. The topic is getting national attention and sparking outrage from American citizens who are concerned about the potential damage innocent children who accompanied their parents to America seeking shelter will experience when being removed from their parents. Sometimes the children are placed in detention camps and others go into the foster care system.
Though many people have criticized the number of illegal immigrants that come to the country, the idea of children being warehoused in abandoned or converted stores or separating parents and children due to President Trump’s zero-tolerance policies is drawing bipartisan outrage.
Laura Bush wrote an opinion-editorial piece for Washington Post where the former kindergarten teacher described the act as cruel and immoral. She wrote the piece on Father’s Day.
You may read former First Lady Laura Bush’s piece in the link below.
I live in a border state. I appreciate the need to enforce and protect our international boundaries, but this zero-tolerance policy is cruel. It is immoral. And it breaks my heart.https://t.co/he1uw1E96A
— Laura Bush (@laurawbush) June 18, 2018
Not only did Laura Bush call the zero-tolerance immigration policy as cruel, immoral, and heartbreaking she voiced her pleas for the policy to end and for all children who have been removed from their parents be returned.
She stated the following remarks.
“Americans pride ourselves on being a moral nation, on being the nation that sends humanitarian relief to places devastated by natural disasters or famine or war. We pride ourselves on believing that people should be seen for the content of their character, not the color of their skin.
“We pride ourselves on acceptance. If we are truly that country, then it is our obligation to reunite these detained children with their parents — and to stop separating parents and children in the first place.”
Laura Bush’s op-ed is having a resounding impact on people along both party lines.
The Bushes moved to Texas and immigration laws hit close to home. Regardless of politics and or whether or not the families in question entered the United States in a legal way, Laura Bush has joined hers to a growing outcry that says it is an American disgrace to separate children from their mothers and families.
What do you think? Do you agree with Laura Bush’s op-ed?