The deaths of two Guatemalan migrant children have renewed public outrage over the Trump administration's “zero tolerance” border policies. Trump blamed Democrats for the deaths. In a series of angry tweets, he exploited those tragedies to justify his insistence on a border wall as the government shutdown entered its second week. “Any deaths of children or others at the Border are strictly the fault of the Democrats and their pathetic immigration policies that allow people to make the long trek thinking they can enter our country illegally,” he wrote on Twitter. “They can’t. If we had a Wall, they wouldn’t even try!”
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Sheila Samples is an Oklahoma writer and a former civilian US Army Public Information Officer. She is a Managing Editor for OpEd News, and a regular contributor for a variety of Internet sites.