On July 12th outraged people around the country voiced their objections to the current administration’s inhumane immigration policies and the deplorable conditions migrants are currently being held at in Federal facilities around the country. One such protest took place that evening in Albany, NY.

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A Footnote: Speaking as an American who grew up in Latin America, I find a bitter irony in the current situation. Over the years the US government has regularly meddled in the affairs of the Central American countries that are now so problematic. In many ways the current conditions in those countries are rooted in that US interference.

And yet now many Americans want to act like they bear no responsibility for those outcomes. They apparently don’t share Colin Powell’s invocation of the “Pottery Barn rule” – “you break it, you own it.”

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All photographs are © Dave Higgins and “Dave Higgins Photography,” 2019; all rights reserved.

 

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