Dear Mr. Trump:
Why are you doing nothing to fix the problem you created? Consider these facts, as reported by the Detroit Free Press:
Four days ago, a Homeland Security official proclaimed: ‘We are not separating babies from parents.’ Yet in the middle of the night, two baby boys arrived in Grand Rapids after being separated from their immigrant parents at the southern border weeks ago. … One child is 8 months old; the other is 11 months old. Both children have become part of a bigger group of 50 immigrant children who have landed in foster care in western Michigan under the Trump administration’s zero-tolerance border policy. … Many have gone 30 days or more without talking to their parents because their parents can’t be located.
These children and their parents are not a threat to America. They are not the “infestation” that you protest you’re guarding against. They are human beings, seeking asylum. They are not vermin. When you imply that these people are vermin, you echo your hero, Adolf Hitler.
How can your thug agents rip babies from their parents’ arms and then have no idea how to reunite them?
Your behavior – your policies, your rhetoric, your inhumanity – are all despicable, “Sir.”
Very truly yours,
Bruce J. Berger