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ICYMI — Laura Bush in the Washington Post: Separating children from their parents at the border ‘breaks my heart’
"I appreciate the need to enforce and protect our international boundaries, but this zero-tolerance policy is cruel. It is immoral. And it breaks my heart."
Mrs. Laura Bush wrote this op-ed, which appeared online in the Washington Post on June 17, 2018.
Americans pride ourselves on being a moral nation, on being the nation that sends humanitarian relief to places devastated by natural disasters or famine or war. We pride ourselves on believing that people should be seen for the content of their character, not the color of their skin. We pride ourselves on acceptance. If we are truly that country, then it is our obligation to reunite these detained children with their parents — and to stop separating parents and children in the first place.