A migrant mother walks with her two daughters on their way to the port of entry to ask for asylum in the United States on June 21 in Tijuana, Mexico. (Mario Tama/Getty Images)

We must continue to focus on the agony of children separated from their parents by the Trump administration.

This indefensible tolerance for cruelty toward children reveals the big lie of the current Republican Party. On the one hand, Republicans espouse family values based on Judeo-Christian religious principles. On the other hand, they support policies of cruelty toward the sick, the poor, the victimized and the vulnerable.

Reductions in food stamps, cuts in public housing, reduced health-care coverage, reduced worker and environmental protections, criminal-justice inequities and cruelty toward immigrant children are all part of the Republican crusade against our most vulnerable Americans. They do this while cynically legislating to protect the privileged and the wealthy.

Meanwhile, the heartbreaking separation of babies and children from their parents is not over.

Marilyn Higgs, Severna Park

https://www.nbcwashington.com/news/local/Fathers-Separated-From-Their-Children-at-the-Border-Held-In-Maryland-485974961.html?amp=y

Podcast from the ACLU: SINCE WHEN IS EVERY IMMIGRANT A CRIMINAL? (EP. 10) AUGUST 23, 2018

President Trump often demonizes entire immigrant groups, referring to Mexican people as “rapists” and undocumented immigrants as “animals.” Yet statistics show that immigrants, both undocumented and otherwise, are actually less likely to commit crimes than the average U.S. citizen. How did our American political conversation start to conflate immigrants with criminality? And how has immigration policy changed along with this rhetoric? Cecillia Wang, the deputy legal director of the ACLU, discusses the legal and political history of immigration criminalization. At Liberty is also joined by Ravi Ragbir, an immigrant and activist leader waging a legal battle against his own deportation.

https://www.aclu.org/podcast/when-every-immigrant-criminal-ep-10?ms_aff=NAT&initms_aff=NAT&ms=180825_immigrantrights_atliberty_newsletteraudience&initms

A big thanks and congrats to the WISE immigration huddle for a successful fundraiser for a hugely important cause!

“Tacos & Tequila” was a VERY successful event Wednesday night.  Everything went very smoothly.  Thank you to all of you who attended and helped organize the event.  We were sorry to miss those of you who were not able to join us.

And thanks also to those of you who solicited all those great donations!

Vida Taco did a great job with the food and drinks and the manager, Devon & his staff could not have been more helpful to us.  (Please thank them if you patronize their restaurant.)

And we are so pleased to announce that we made $6750.43 for C.A.I.R.!!!

Our speaker from CAIR was fabulous.  He gave a short but moving speech.  He stated, that it takes $4500 to help one detainee.  And he told us that the youngest detainee that is still separated from their parent in Maryland is 4 years old!!!  I can not even imagine what that child has endured and how scared he/she must be.  We all felt as if the people who attended last night really welcomed an opportunity to contribute and to support these families. Our event gave them a means to do that.  And  . . . .a good time was had by all.

A special thanks to Deb, Marilyn, Stephanie & Elaine . . . our tireless workers.

Thank you to all for your participation and/or your attendance!!

It is not too late to donate if you did not have a chance: https://www.caircoalition.org/donate