Dallas News: Refusing sanctuary to children in need

July 3, 2014

“Exactly 75 years and one month ago the St. Louis, a German trans-Atlantic liner carrying 938 Jewish refugees, was turned away from the United States, forced to return to Europe. U.S. law didn’t allow them sanctuary.

Today we are preparing to send 45,000 children back to Central American countries controlled by drug cartels that routinely torture, rape and kill children who refuse to work for them. So routinely, so often are children menaced that their families sent them away, alone, across thousands of miles on just the slimmest of hopes that they might be safe.

U.S. law doesn’t allow them sanctuary.”

— Christine Wicker in Refusing sanctuary to children in need in the Dallas News. This op-ed might ruin your 4th of July (I couldn’t get through it without bawling), but it’s a must-read.

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