‘The Cruel America of Trump and Sessions’ … this America is beyond cruel!! It’s plain evil and heartless!! Greatest nation? …. NOT!!
Separating Children from Parents as a deterrent to immigration? This is OUR America!?! How could we?
My great grandmother was ‘forced’ to separate from her two youngest children when faced with her “Sophie’s choice” during the anti-Jewish Pogroms of Eastern Europe, sending two small children to an orphanage in a remote corner of the globe, South Africa. And so it was that my maternal grand mother, Rose Shames, never saw her mother again. Our family was forever split by country borders, the ultimate weapon that ensures that mortal wound, initiated by persecution. My family tragedy is told in a recent documentary.
After immigrating from Apartheid South Africa to the United Sates, some 60 years after Gran’s journey, I thought I found in my new country, one that revered and respected human rights, and one that protected children’s rights to be raised by their mothers, no matter what. So what…
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