Since 1968, the United States has been part of the U.N. Refugee Convention, which requires us to deeply consider claims of asylum. When a person comes to our border to ask for safety, and they face a legitimate fear of violence in their homeland, we must offer asylum.
The Trump administration once again defies international law by creating conditions that try to deter families from seeking asylum: They now intend to separate parents from their children, keeping all in detention facilities.
On May 7, you were at the border and you talked about security, not about our common humanity.
You gave into Trump’s thinking that the people who cross our border are criminals.
Hassan is an embarrassment.