Time to take action, reunite families

I’ve sat for days now and watched in horror as kids have been forcibly taken from their loved ones and placed into what can only be described as inhumane quarters, held hostage for political purposes.

It is not enough that the policy has now been “ended.” The children who have been taken must be reunited with their families – and this action needs to be taken immediately. Holding them as camps just because they’re together does not make this acceptable.

Rep. Dave Reichert, R-Auburn, and Washington state Democratic Sens. Maria Cantwell and Patty Murray cannot be silent on this. They need to be vocal, and they need to take action. It stuns me that so many politicians, the people who are supposed to be leading us, can set their morals aside and watch this atrocity continue. Our members of Congress should not be those people, subsequently making this part of their legacies. Silence and inaction makes them complicit in this horrifying activity.

– Barbara Belk

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