Who gets rescued?

To the Editor:

Tuesday’s successful rescue of the Thai boys soccer team was met with great joy. Yet there’s much concern for the challenges they’ll face ahead including depression, PTSD and psychological harm from their distressing experience of being trapped in a remote cave.
If only the U.S. Government and the Immigration and Customs Enforcement had the same concern for the children they’re forcibly separating from their parents and holding in ICE “detention centers.”
The Nazi regime and the Khmer Rouge were able to keep meticulous records of their victims’ whereabouts and tragic fates. Why in the 21st century can our government not keep track of their young immigrant captives and parents and reunite them immediately?
Noreen Hogan

Bar Harbor

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