Sunday, August 21, 2011
Monica and Jose
Thankfully, President Obama's executive order on Thursday regarding children and youth who pose absolutely no threat to our nation caused authorities here to be willing to reconsider action to remove these two fine young people from the country.
Talk about an answer to prayer!
Critics of Mr. Obama and those who so often disagree with me here need to reconsider their positions.
If these two children were your children, what would you want for them?
Remember all that we have invested in them to this point in public education, health and other community benefits, such as those we've shared with them from our community development organization's efforts.
Why would anyone want to throw away such a long-term investment?
Pray for Monica.
Pray for Jose.
They need to stay in the United States.
Three years ago, I flew to Washington, DC with these two great young people. They spoke with Senator Hutchison's staff. Unfortunately, Senator Cornyn would not allow them in his office. Disgusting.
They toured the national monuments.
They stood where Dr. King stood on the marble slab that marks his presence on the day of the 1963 March on Washington and his famous "I Have a Dream" speech.
I observed their tears.
I listened to their fears and hopes.
They are part of my family.
We must find a way for them to stay here.
[For more information on these young people and their terrible situation, read my post from yesterday.]