At this point, I’m not sure if the children will be reunited with their parents. they should never have been separated in the first place. The lack of a database to keep track of the children and parents is appalling. Simple ID bracelets, DNA tests, photos were not part of this operation. These children were removed for no good reason.
Government officials are doing irreparable harm to families seeking asylum. They are separating children from their families, no matter the age of the child.
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and over 200 other child welfare organizations, which have become increasingly sensitized to early life stress, have condemned the practice of child-parent separations. The head of the AAP, Colleen Kraft, has written an op-ed against it.
She says: “Officials at the Department of Homeland Security claim they act solely “to protect the best interests of minor children.””
Hardly. Is it ignorance or malice? We don’t know, but the justifications sound both ignorant and malicious.
What ignorance are they displaying? Here is a short description:
Human children are not like other animals. They are born so immature they look like fetuses of other animals till about 18 months of age. In the first years of life, children co-construct their biological…
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