To Senator Tester, Senator Daines and Congressman Gianforte:
A new AP report says that a fourth shelter is needed to house hundreds of babies and toddlers in south Texas, calling them “Tender Age Centers.” Excuse my language, sirs, but WHAT IN THE HELL IS THIS COUNTRY COMING TO?
It is unconscionable that the United States of America is tearing infants and toddlers away from their families and sending them to detention centers, possibly never to see their parents again and to suffer lasting effects from unnecessary trauma. The United States of America, in effect then, is now in the business of creating orphanages and is paying millions of taxpayer dollars to private contractors to construct and staff them.
I am horrified and ashamed that congressional Republicans cannot seem to stand up to this administration. Trump, Miller, Sessions, etc. are destroying our reputation throughout the world and destroying our democracy. I am appalled to have to say that it is obvious that Republicans are complicit in the destruction of our country from within and it will take decades to rebuild what is being torn apart now. Why? Apparently, so fearful Republicans can continue to stay in office.
And now we hear that the U.S. has withdrawn from the UN Human Rights Council. Timing would suggest that this is very possibly due to the Council’s declaring it a violation to separate babies and children from families who are seeking asylum and a better life for themselves. Do you believe it is a proud moment in our history to have now joined the ranks of human rights giants the likes of North Korea, Iran and Eritrea?
I have voted for Republicans in the past, but I am encouraging everyone I possibly can to vote this November and to vote against any and all Republicans, since garnering votes seems to be all that is important to the GOP. I do pray I am proven wrong.
HAVE THE COURAGE TODAY TO DO SOMETHING, something that will take effect immediately! In your hearts, you must know that what is happening at the border, in the name of the United States of America, is not Christian, it is not humane, it is not moral, and it certainly does not reflect American values. This madness must end…now!
By the way, thank you, Senator Tester, for your strong voice encouraging Trump to pick up the phone and immediately put an end to this travesty. Thank you, as well, for your support of SB3060, Keep Families Together Act. Keep fighting!