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I choose “them.” Every time.

I sat down Monday after work, knowing that what I was about to do would break what was left of my already-breaking heart. I listened to the cries of children being separated from their parents. And I cried with them. My own daughters heard me and came to comfort me – and thought, what a luxury. What a luxury to have won the birth lottery – for me, my husband, and my daughters to have been born into a safe country, into relative affluence, and of course, into white skin. What a luxury for our family to have the chance to comfort each other when we are sad and fearful.

Right this moment, children like mine are sleeping in cages. Right now, parents like me are panic-stricken with the pain of not knowing where their children are and how they're being treated. Right now, plans and logistics are being made to create tent cities (or more accurately, internment camps) so that those children can sleep outside in the heat of a Texas summer, surrounded by guards ordered not to hug or comfort them. Right now, they are wailing for their parents while we check Facebook and take our kids to soccer practice.

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