Migrant children in cages – part 2

Dear readers,

Apparently Donald Trump had a change of heart, yesterday. He has stopped unaccompanied minors being separated from their parents. How nice of him. He said he is showing his “compassion and big heart”. However, “compassionate” and “big-hearted” are never going to be two adjectives to describe Donald Trump.

Furthermore, we all know that this shouldn’t have happened in the first place.

What the change implies is anyone’s guess. Are parents going to be kept in cages with their kids? Donald Trump has revealed himself as a cruel person. It seems nothing is beyond him. In reality, it is unlikely he’s had a change of heart; moreso he’s being forced to reverse the decision in an act of damage limitation exercise, even amongst his own supporters.

Having read an article by CNN, the bill reversal doesn’t mention anything about unaccompanied minors already separated from their parents; just that they’re not going to be following these practices from now on with new families.

He’s had many black marks to his name. On a scale though, this is one of the worst. He will distract people with something else in a few days, whether it be dinner with Putin, another alleged affair with an adult film star, pulling out of another trade deal or an insult to another country. He has his model. It’s worked for him so far, sadly.

I’m not a parent nor a guardian. I don’t know what it is like to separated from a child in a foreign country, while in a cage, not knowing the language, not knowing where my child is. Worry is an understatement. I was a child many moons ago. Being separated from my parents in such conditions would have scarred me for life. While these thoughts are basic and simplified, they are the thoughts that should have crossed Donald Trump’s mind before caging children, no matter how he feels about illegal immigrants and how he wishes to be perceived to those who voted for him. He has children, two of which work for him. Suffice to say, he should have known better.

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About Nicholas Rogers

I am an English journalist/copywriter living in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, and I have been here since 2011. I originally came to work with Casa Alianza, which supports street kids and vulnerable youths. I then stayed on, after meeting Pamela Cruz Lozano, who calls me her adopted Catracho. I work freelance journalism and I have my own translation business. Why did I come here? For the challenge, to open my mind and get out of my comfort zone. I love literature and I've written a book with street kids. I write novels, short stories and poetry, all of which you will find on this blog, as well as a lot of information about Honduras. View all posts by Nicholas Rogers

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