Wednesday, February 25, 2009

How can parents turn off the TV if they've been deported?

Last night members of Congress jumped to their feet to greet with wild applause the proposition that parents should read to their children and be there to turn off the TV and video games.

Those words must ring empty to hundreds of thousands of children whose parents have been torn from their lives by immigration arrests and deportation.

No amount of exhortation to be good parents can let these mothers and fathers play the role their kids need.

What’s needed is an immigration policy that puts children and families first.

-- Roberta Wood

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