Detaining children is inhumane, in any capacity. It doesn’t matter what the circumstances are, there are no excuses where it is okay to cage a child for any purpose for any length of time under any circumstance.

I am in prison, at least I understand the psychological trauma I am incurring and even justify because I have logical reasoning skills. The staff looks intimidating for a reason, they intentionally disconnect themselves from all of us for a reason. What are the detention center staff doing with the children?

Lock them in their cages at night? Justify under national security? Just doing their jobs?

Here is my message to all people who are helping detain those migrant children, including the medical, mental health, detention center, security, food staff…

Remember the trials after Hitler? Yeah, you are still culpable for your actions…

No child deserves to be detained because of the actions of their parents. If it is truly that much of a national security issue, refuse entrance at the border…don’t detain them, send them back with a simple..”no”

Our policies need to change as Americans, which I am. We must not turn a blind eye to what’s going on with the immigrants of this country, we must understand that we are all searching for better lives.

With Love
Jeff Utnage