Biden has re-opened a migrant detention facility for minors.
He cites the reasoning as “pandemic safety”. Once again, maybe I’d buy that if he hadn’t let people hold the fucking Super Bowl.
It’s horrific that the government is so concerned about keeping people safe from COVID when it means kicking out immigrants and refugees, but they turn the other way when it involves giving citizens basic financial support so they don’t have to risk their lives to get their families food.
Yes, at least Biden is not ignoring the pandemic. Yes, Biden is much better than Trump. But Biden could, and should, be doing more than he is doing. We can’t just have him undoing the damage that Trump′s administration did, because many of the people that suffered under Trump still suffered under Obama, and everyone before him.
We need progress. We need to move forward. We need to climb out of the pit we’ve been knocked down, not just sit at the halfway point.
And when I say “we”, I don’t just mean legal American citizens. I mean everyone who America’s imperialism has impacted and harmed. I mean everyone who sees America as their last hope to get their children medicine and food. I mean everyone who depends upon America for products or production or research.
When people’s lives and futures are in danger, borders must take a backseat. It’s time to start acknowledging that.