Here’s what they don’t tell you: when you’ve painted yourself into a corner, paint eventually dries. Once that wet paint dries, you can walk on it and put your considerable problems-solving skills to work figuring out some new directions.
The plight of the border kids have dragged the repressive and violent machinery of the state into broad daylight right before our eyes. It’s horrifying, but we can’t look away. Nevertheless, state violence towards poor families doesn’t only take place at the border and often happens in silence without public condemnation.