Skip to content
Opinion
Timothy L. O'Brien

Trump’s Border Obscenities Will Shame America for Decades

The president’s unwillingness to chart a different immigration course is being thrown into high and tragic relief along the southern U.S. border.

Barbarism begins at home.

Barbarism begins at home.

Photograph: Washington Post

“Insanity is relative. It depends on who has who locked in what cage.” ― Ray Bradbury

We’ve now had several months of reports of inhumane and obscene conditions at the migrant detention camps managed by the Trump administration along the southern U.S. border with Mexico. The myriad, sordid details are already part of a larger stain on America’s collective ethos; they will disfigure the country’s reputation for generations to come.