Since the beginning of Trump's presidency, immigration has been at the forefront of many political debates.
Even though Trump's own family has immigrant ties (hello, Melania) and yes, every single non-Native American citizen living in the United States at this very moment in time has immigrant ancestors, people still feel the need to look down on those who continue to pursue their dreams of freedom and safety in the "land of the free."
But, of course, the "land of the free" only means land occupied by white people. The same people that go to Bel Air Cantina for $2 tacos every Tuesday are the heartless monsters that find nothing wrong with ripping children away from their parents just because they want a better life for the next generation. The same people that spend millions of dollars on Ancestry.com to see what European nation their ancestors came from feel as if they have a right to choose who can and can not enter the country built on immigrants' backs.
In every social studies class I've ever had, we also take time out of the year to talk about the Holocaust. We read books and watch movies on the same historical tragedy (that really did happen, contrary to some people's beliefs) over and over, and still, people can't see that's exactly what our own country is reverting back to.
At one point in time, people lauded the "melting pot" of America. The main attraction toward the U.S. was that it is so culturally diverse and representative of so many different people. But now, that attitude has changed... for the worse.
If seeing a photo like the one above, a young girl screaming for her mother in front of a police car, does nothing to invoke passion and outrage in every single American citizen, then there is no hope for our country. We've already gone far enough down the rabbit hole that it will take years upon years to recover from such an awful era.