So today I read several reports of how Federal officials have lost almost 1,500 children who have arrived at the border unaccompanied and were placed in a kind of foster care to await their immigration hearings and be enrolled in school. You can read the NYT article here but basically some of them are lost, and others assumed to have been handed over to human traffickers or hired out to work to make money for their sponsors.
I don’t have any words for this. When I was trying to process how this news hit me my nerd brain went to that moment that Obi Wan stumbles and sits after Alderan is destroyed by the Death Star.
ONE THOUSAND FIVE HUNDRED CHILDREN. An entire school worth of kids. Gone. Terrible things happen to kids who disappear, and I just can’t stop thinking about it. I’m furious, I’m sad, I’m scared for these angel babies that just wanted to be safe and free in America.
AND THERE WAS ANOTHER SCHOOL SHOOTING TODAY.
What a fucking disgrace.