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Sibling Keepers

by Kathy Donley 04-23-2021

“I am reading these stories through the lens of migration. Joseph’s parents, and grandparents, and great-grandparents had all been wanderers at various times in their lives. But in Joseph’s story, there are so many elements common to future human migration patterns. One that jumps out right here, is the idea that being cruel is not enough, evil also makes a profit. This echoes for me in the humanitarian crisis that is our immigration system. Our system currently criminalizes asylum seekers who cross the border. Desperate people fleeing violence, persecution and poverty are being detained by the thousands in private for-profit prisons.”