If you haven’t already heard it, here’s a link to the ProPublica article that contains audio of children who were recently separated from their parents by U.S. Customs and Border Protection. It’s as wrenching a piece of audio as you’ll hear. I listened last night after the rest of my family was asleep, and I wanted to go upstairs and wake my kids up just to hold them. I didn’t make it all the way to the end, but I tried, because this feels like one of those times when it’s important to look what’s happening directly in the face. It’s ugly and evil and can’t be ignored.
This morning I stumbled across “Immigration Man,” a song Graham Nash wrote after a run-in with U.S. Customs. That incident looks like a minor inconvenience when held up next to what’s happening to children on the Mexico–United States border, but the lyrics remain stirring. If you’re stirred enough to want to take action, here’s a link to an ActBlue page that will distribute your donation between charities working to help children separated from their parents at the border. And please vote in November. It won’t be the last time you hear me say that.
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Great post – this is a really strong album, recorded at a time when they were very political in their writing…which included the CSNY song “Ohio”, which was written by Young after the Kent State Massacre…songs can really help galvanize an issue, and “Immigration Man” is so timely today…and yes, get out and vote! – here is my story about Kent State for those who don’t know what happened that day – https://johnrieber.com/2017/02/03/the-shocking-kent-state-massacre-anti-war-protests-csny-an-era-of-political-activism/