As a mother, my kids inform every decision I make, from championing paid family leave policies so every child can have a parent care for them when they’re sick, to driving them from gymnastics to track practice and every other extracurricular activities. Tobin and Sienna are the center of my world, and they depend on their father and me for love, support, safety and health.
It’s nothing short of heartbreaking to see the media coverage of children – even babies – being torn from their parents’ arms at the border with little or no explanation of what’s happening or when they can be reunited. There are over 2,000 children in mass detention centers or foster care, held in mass cages with mats on the floor and plastic thermal sheeting for blankets. And that number is only supposed to grow.