From most credible news accounts, this wasn’t our finest hour as ‘the greatest nation on earth’. We absolutely succeeded in our perceived need to not allow others to ‘violate’ the sanctity of our borders. We owe a debt of gratitude to our government personnel who, when paid or not, have had the strength to directly face the ‘threat’ which is now escalated to that of a national emergency to wall off the land of the free and the home of the brave from being overrun by masses of humanity acting in coordination to ‘invade’ our sovereignty. Our government personnel should be thanked for having to endure being forced parties to human rights abuses not often experienced in America. It’s hard to imagine that many of our fellow citizens who dedicated themselves to border protection and immigration management actually have taken any satisfaction out of the separation of little babies and innocent children from their only known means of safety - their parents. Truly a mess and epic fail. However, we can’t use the granting of residency or citizenship as a consolation prize. The bill should be modified to address one aspect that we cannot ignore - the now orphaned children who we are unable to reunite with their parent(s).