Separation Anxiety

Media Firestorm

This week has been unbearable. There has been a constant light on the detained and separated families whom illegally entered the United States. One thing that I find so incredibly annoying is the constant diarrheal talk about who is to blame. Some say #Trump, others say #Obama – I even saw a news article that said that the bill was 20+ years old. At this point, I’m not sure what to believe, who is to “blame” or how long the law has been in place. What I do know is that this is not the only issue that America is facing right now. There are plenty of perennial fish to fry.

Who’s to Blame?

Perhaps the most perilous part of the Executive Order is where it places the blame on Democratic lawmakers for failing to act. The finger pointing is absurd and there is little or no accountability for the decisions that have been made by leaders of the United States. What’s worse, is that the behavior of those in office has and continues to ignite a perennial firestorm between ever gender, race, and ethnicity in the United States. Are we truly United? It would appear that this country is too busy being divided to see the fault in our political system.

Unanswered Questions

Yet, even with a new Executive Order being issued, there are still so many questions that remain unanswered.

  1. What action is currently being taken to reunite the families that were separated under the previous orders that were issued?
  2. How long will this Executive Order last before it reverts back to previous policy or amendments are made to safeguard those who are detained in the future?
  3. Why aren’t lawmakers focused on making changes immediately and focused on setting the long-term plan in place for immigration reform?
  4. At what point will our existing lawmakers take accountability for their inaction on the topic – specifically on why it took a media firestorm to invoke change?

The true issue is not immigration reform and fighting for the protection of United States Borders – it really boils down to the constant battle between the left and right wings of the United States Government. We all know that change is needed – but where is the right balance between protecting our border(s) and ensuring fair and humane treatment of all? Is it really a battle between two sides, or a lack of concern from lawmakers?

Interesting turn of Events

As I fished writing this post, I see an article about Trump holding a White House event focused on ‘American victims of illegal immigration.’

Read about this odd event here…

This just keeps getting better and better…

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