No Papers? It’s the Kids Who Suffer. “There is no reasonable case to be made for punishing the United States citizen children of undocumented immigrants,” Atkinson writes. “Creating a path to lawful status in the United States is consistent with our values and heritage as a country, we must not delay further.” Source: New York Times.
Op-ed orginally appeared in the Express-News, April 24, 2015. Since last summer’s surge of immigrant mothers and children fleeing violence and chaos in their home countries, the policy of the Obama administration has been to round them up and incarcerate them while their claims for asylum and the right to safe resettlement are slowly sorted out.
Read the Article. April 24, 2015.