The stories piled up on a judge’s shoulders

I live well within the border and have flown far south of it. Never have I been to it but we hear about it every day. The border stories resonate far north in Iowa and especially Storm Lake.

A federal judge today sits in Las Cruces, NM, as sad faces process before him five at a draw shackled and awaiting deportation or even prison. Judge Robert Brack will rend his heart over them as he hears their stories and commits them to memory, explains to them that things are not as they used to be, and then knowingly sends them to what probably is a tragic destiny. He is as shackled by the law in which he cloaks himself as the men in colored jail jumpsuits.

“I have presided over a process that destroys families.”

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Art Cullen