100 Words: The desperation of migrant children

 Welcome to my 100 Words series, in which I'll share some commentary in, you guessed it, 100 words or less.

Most of the news cycle today was dominated by the newly enforced “zero tolerance” immigration policy that has ripped migrant children away from their families. It’s heartbreaking and outrageous. One article in particular was powerful: Propublica obtained an audio recording from inside a detention facility, revealing the “desperate sobbing of 10 Central American children separated from their parents” last week.

I won’t listen to the clip; my heart can’t take it. It broke me when my two-year-old daughter used to wail big sloppy sobs whenever she lost sight of me. I can’t imagine the trauma these small humans are enduring—needlessly.