It’s doubtful that many hostile to immigration would hold on to those views if they saw the baby faces of immigration coming across the borders to the US, Europe, & elsewhere–some with parents, some with only mothers, some unaccompanied.
There is so much trauma in leaving children & family to immigrate for work & there are documentaries about the less-than-fairytale endings of families reunited, often where children have resentment from a deep unresolved sense of loss & abandonment. So one can understand why more parents take their children with them on these treacherous journeys & why many of the unaccompanied children come alone to search for their parents.
Here African immigrants are being given rosaries by the priest in a local church in Lampedusa, Italy, the island closest to Tunisia & Libya which immigrants try to reach for the immigration processing center. The immigrant center is five times over capacity. A rosary isn’t going to feed them but it is a gesture of solidarity & humanity & residents of Lampedusa, including the mayor, have more than once expressed that toward the immigrants.
Immigration is a human right! No ifs, ands, or buts.
(Photo by Tullio M. Puglia/Getty Images)