Border Crisis: A Defining Moment of Who We Are as a Nation
When protesters recently blocked buses full of undocumented children from reaching a border patrol processing facility in California, I couldn't believe my eyes. Chanting unbelievably cruel and vicious slogans like "nobody wants you," these anti-immigrant protesters were yelling at the most vulnerable among us -- children fleeing regions where murder, rape and other violent crimes are creating havoc for innocents. Yes, we are a nation of laws, but we are also a nation that believes in welcoming the tired, the poor, the huddled masses yearning for freedom.
These aren't kids looking to go to Disneyland, or trying to get a job; they are running from catastrophe to be with family members in the United States, or to find refuge here in order to stay alive.