My name is Meghan, I'm 25 and I never want to be average.
I'm currently traveling the world.
Images of the Border Crisis in the United States.
An estimated 52,000 unaccompanied children have entered the United States from Central America since October. President Barack Obama has asked Congress for $3.7B to improve security along the border, provide better housing for the undocumented immigrants while in custody and to speed up the deportation process.
Despite the horrible conditions these children are attempting to escape, conditions that include extreme poverty and violence, the White House has said that “they expect most will ultimately be repatriated,” despite the fact that about 60% of children coming over from Central America are eligible for some kind of humanitarian protection, according to a report from the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees.
While the problem before us must be handled immediately, it cannot be addressed without first examining it’s root causes. While our American elected officials and media would like to make us all believe that this issue is unrelated to American behavior and that it is simply the result of the inability of Central American countries such as El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras to protect their borders and reduce through policing their crime the truth is quite the opposite. This immigration issue that the United States is currently facing is the result of American economic and military intervention in Central America.
For decades the United States has toppled governments in Central America, fueled civil wars and most recently has escalated the War on Drugs within countries in Central America. The connection between the United States foreign policy and it’s current immigration problem cannot be ignored, every action has an effect and due to the actions taken by the United States in the past, we today see families from all over Central America attempt to flee the violence that the United States was instrumental in creating.
Spreading this like wildfire, because it needs to be seen.
This is the abhorrent state of latinos/latinas in this country. We are treated as expendable before anything else.
The immigration system in the US is so completely fucked up and needs to be overhauled and redone in a more reasonable and companionate way.
Oh I’m so fucking bored waiting for them to finish repairing my car so why the fuck not.
Rules: Copy and paste this shit and answer the questions. Tag 10 followers.
Nickname: Moogie as a kid by my dad. My sister still occasionally calls me that. Breth or some other variation of my last name by my US friends.
Birthday: July 19th
Time Zone: Western Australia
What time and date is it there: august 29, 2:40pm
Average hours of sleep I get each night: between 6 and 9
The last thing I googled was: US music charts. I wanted to see if they’re playing the same things on the radio at home as they are here.
My most used phrase(s): “Oh jeez” “what the fuck”
First word that comes to mind: bored
What I last said to a family member: said goodnight to my mom on the phone a few days ago
One place that makes me happy and why? any place that’s new and interesting. long island beaches are pretty great though.
How many blankets I sleep under: 1
Favorite beverage(s): really into ginger ale lately. it’s quite spicy and actually tastes like ginger here. so different than us ginger ale. o0o matso’s ginger beer too.
The last movie I watched in the cinema: haha i think it was the leggo movie!
Three things I can’t live without: travel, new experiences, i’d say my boyfriend but i don’t like the idea of saying i wouldn’t survive without him so i’ll say good friends since he is one of those
Something I plan on learning: german!
A piece of advice for all my followers: i just want everyone in their 20s to know that it is possible to travel the world on a really tight budget. you dont stay in resorts or anything but i’d say its better when you need to be resourceful
You all have to listen to this song: free by rudimental. but if my recent google searches are correct, it’s already been on the radio everywhere.
My blog(s): mooogie
Tagged (do it or don’t):
We’re stuck in Broome getting our car repaired but at least the sunsets are nice #nottheworstplacetobestuck #cablebeach (at Cable Beach)
Lol I just now figured out that US citizens are in fact not allowed to get a second year Work and Holiday Visa in Australia and now all my plans have changed and I have to figure out where I’m going next year.
I thought a storm was coming but it turns out it’s just smoke from a massive bushfire. #reassuring #broome #cablebeach
A kitten aboard a floating Victoria water lily pad in the Philippines, 1935.Photograph by Alfred T. Palmer, National Geographic Creative