“Parents? These kids had Parents?”

News headline: The chaotic effort to reunite immigrant parents with their separated kids

Each of the mothers had a different memory of the moment she was separated from her child.

For some, it was outside a Border Patrol station just north of the Rio Grande, shortly after being apprehended. For others, it was after an interrogation by federal authorities in a bitterly cold air-conditioned office.

Jodi Goodwin, an attorney in Harlingen, Tex., has heard more than two dozen variations of those stories from Central American mothers who have been detained for days or weeks without their children. So far, she has not been able to locate a single one of their offspring.

One legal aid outfit has 300 parents as clients and has found two children.


Some attorneys have been able to confirm with the government that their client’s child is in custody, but even in those cases, government authorities have often been unwilling to arrange phone calls between the two, or provide details about where the child is held, lawyers said.

The Border Patrol and ICE each have to be cleaned out and all new managers and supervisors have to be installed the moment the Democrats gain control of the government again. This is unbelievable, and it’s wicked. Are the people on the ground so insensitive they can’t put themselves as parents into these families’ places?

I saw a quote on a friend’s Facebook page that I may have seen before but had forgotten:

“In my work with the defendants (at the Nuremberg Trials, 1945-1949), I was searching for the nature of evil and I now think I have come close to defining it. A lack of empathy. It’s the one characteristic that connects all the defendants, a genuine incapacity to feel with their fellow men. Evil, I think, is the absence of empathy.”—Captain G.M. Gilbert, U.S. Army Psychologist

Dr. Gilbert could have been describing many of the government employees at the border today.