Dispatches from 956: The Siege-Bureaucracy of Family Separation

Soldiers from the 97th Military Police Brigade, and 41st Engineering Company, Fort Riley, KS., work along side with U.S. Customs and Border Protection at the Hidalgo, TX., port of entry, applying 300 meters of concertina wire along the Mexico border in support of Operation FAITHFUL PATRIOT November 2, 2018. Soldiers will provide a range of support including planning assistance, engineering support, equipment and resources to assist the Department of Homeland Security along the southwest border.
(U.S. Air Force photo by SrA Alexandra Minor)

The soul of a community can be measured by how it treats children and families. History has never been kind to communities that disregarded children and families as disposable means towards some economic or political end. The separation of children from parents strikes a moral chord like no other act because children are vulnerable, weak, and sinless.

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