Is Splitting Families a Form of Psychological Torture?

Last year, my son got a call from his then four-year old daughter’s school because she was telling children on the school bus that Donald Trump was going to come and take them away from their parents. Our collective horror permeates our culture down to our youngest, for whom our president embodies the archetype of the boogeyman enacting our worst nightmare.

Families Belong Together Rally, Washington, DC June 30,2018. Photo by Diane Perlman