Do you have kids? If so, I bet we agree on two things: our kids are the cutest kids on the planet and we'd move heaven and earth to keep them safe, to hear them laugh, and give them a future.
Now imagine your city has turned into a war zone and, to keep them alive, your best bet is to seek asylum. And, a government you once turned to in hopes they'd keep your family safe, takes your kids from you and you have no idea where they are or when you'll see them again. That's happening right now in our country.
That ProPublica audio clip that's going around? That you've been avoiding listening to? Well, it's the sound of 10 Central American children crying so hard that they can barely breathe. They're screaming “Mami” and “Papá” over and over again. As the NYT puts it, it’s as if those are the only words they know.
Now imagine that's your kid, screaming for you.
Have a heart. Call your senators.
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