Exactly 75 years and one month ago the St. Louis, a German trans-Atlantic liner carrying 938 Jewish refugees, was turned away from the United States, forced to return to Europe. U.S. law didn’t allow them sanctuary.

    Today we are preparing to send 45,000 children back to Central American countries controlled by drug cartels that routinely torture, rape and kill children who refuse to work for them. So routinely, so often are children menaced that their families sent them away, alone, across thousands of miles on just the slimmest of hopes that they might be safe.

    U.S. law doesn’t allow them sanctuary.

    The St. Louis is famous now as a failure of compassion that haunts American history...


I'm gonna try real, real hard not to say anything about this.

posted by flagamuffin: 1787 days ago