The children at the border are only a symptom of a crisis of extreme violence in Central America and a crisis inside the Beltway caused by a dysfunctional Congress that misses opportunity after opportunity to fix our broken immigration laws. This is a life and death issue.
Are the arrests in Silwan aimed at remedying the violence present among many youth living in Israeli controlled territory, or are they part of a larger strategy to frighten the Palestinian population of Silwan in particular and East Jerusalem in general into submission?
Only when schools and summer camps realize their deal with air transport companies could result in an athlete joining the grim accident statistics will they close the door to opportunistic sales people.
I hadn't thought about it much before, but it makes a huge amount of sense: Don't give lottery tickets to children. That's what the National Council on Problem Gambling is telling parents and doting relatives.