The Children, Asylum and Our Global Image

It is said that countries are judged by how they treat the most vulnerable. So far, we are failing as a nation. I am sure you have seen the photo of a father and his eighteen-month-old daughter who died just barely on the banks of the Rio Grande. Their names are Oscar Alberto Martinez and Angie Valeria M. The photo is not dissimilar to the one taken in Greece a few years back of a Syrian three-year-old. His name was Alan Kurdi.

This photo is symbolic of what we are doing. We may blame the administration for all this since the policies are emerging from a…