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A) Like most federal statutes, illegal entry has *never* been criminally enforced en masse
B) Also happening to lawful asylum seekers
C) So did Paul Manafort. For doing far worse *while out on bail*
D) You are a sociopath
2/ "WE DON'T LET OTHER KINDS OF LAWBREAKERS STAY WITH THEIR CHILDREN"
A) Our carceral state imprisons everyone as the unisized solution to everything from drug addiction to homicide.
B) That's not a *good* thing
C) There are alternatives to detention
D) You are a sociopath
This is the first #fathersday without my dad, and although it's difficult to discuss, I will talk about it anyway.
Sometimes you learn more when a person isn't around than when they're still alive and kicking.
My dad lived a great life. When he was young, he was athletic, active, and had a quirky set of humor. He joined a band in his late teens and his twenties, he lifted weights religiously, he made many great friendships, and he got all the girls he wanted.
Unfortunately, after he met my mom and married her, he started to slip up with his health. He stopped eating right, started lifting less, and eventually became overweight and a type 2 diabetic.
On #FathersDay please remember all the fathers in Central America who are fleeing poverty and persecution in search of a safe life for their families. This is why parents come to the border with their children. Because they want a decent life for them. Because they love them. 1/
For two years I worked in Kenya with refugees who had migrated from all over East Africa: Sudan, Somalia, Uganda, Rwanda, Ethiopia. All were fleeing violence, famine and poverty. All wanted to stay in their homelands, but they couldn't. Neither could their children. 2
I must have met hundreds of refugee parents during my time in Kenya, and I can tell you this: No father or mother wants to take their child from their home. But they are forced to. Migrants and refugees do this out of great fear, and out of great love. 3