The man who sold me my car today (a 2012 gunmetal gray Toyota Corolla that runs like a brand new car in case you’re interested) was from Honduras. There was a Honduran flag displayed on the wall over his desk, and there were framed pictures of his children, who looked so much like many of the migrant children we have been seeing at the border.
All I could think was, “I hope they don’t deport you and I hope they don’t take your kids away.” He was a pleasant and hardworking man with a family. Why would our government be rounding up people like him? And yet here we are.
2019 America. How far we have fallen. Lady Liberty should be shrouded until this crisis our president has created is over, or given back to the French. We don’t deserve her. Her welcoming lamp and the poem at her feet promising refuse and comfort to the “tired, poor, huddled masses yearning to breathe free” has become false advertising.