Blaming the Victims the Wrong Approach to Immigrant Children
U-T San Diego -- Everard Meade, Ph.D., is director of the Trans-Border Institute, Kroc School of Peace Studies at the University of San Diego.
Vicious rumors are circulating about the large number of unaccompanied children arriving on our borders. Accusations of disease, criminality and fraud are totally unfounded. They blame the victims for creating a humanitarian crisis, and they offer a sad commentary on our willingness to exploit children for short-term political gain. (Full Story)