In fact, the incarceration of children whose parents are in violation of rules about migration is a global problem. I was recently impressed by some discussion of the growing problem in my erstwhile home, South Korea, where it is normally an untouchable subject.
You can read about it here. The below video is included on that site.
My important point is that the recent outrage among some parts of the US population about this issue is in fact quite narrow and parochial. This is a global problem and the US is at best a minor violator. That doesn’t excuse it. Rather, I think this core problem of child punishment for parental behavior is key to understanding why migration restriction regimes are on par with chattel slavery in ethical terms.
I'll take some time now, meditating:
my strange relationship to rain,
which often boils down to waiting -
you'd think it feels somewhat mundane -
but no, in fact it's more like soothing
and letting clouds present their smoothing,
on-flowing torrents for the trees
to drink. This flow of water frees
not just the pebbles from the seething
and urgent earth, but also thoughts,
which surge and dodge life's random lots,
but then are loosened from their wreathing
constraints to fly against the dark
and overarching sky's gray arc.