A line from Simon & Garfunkel’s “Mrs. Robinson” keeps playing on repeat inside my head as I write today’s post. Except instead of “Where have you gone, Joe DiMaggio? / Our nation turns its lonely eyes to you,” I’m humming the line, “Where have you gone, Mark Zuckerberg . . .”
Thousands upon thousands of unaccompanied minors from Central America have crossed the U.S.-Mexico border looking for safe haven. And no one can agree on what to do about it.
The media has driven this crisis into living rooms throughout the country. It is a rare moment in time when this issue of immigration has the attention of American citizens — not just in border atates, but also in states throughout the nation.
As all this is happening, the president and Republican-majority House are playing political badminton.
Humanitarian “DREAMer” groups are of course demanding action. But major sectors of the advocacy community are noticeably absent. Where are the fully funded, corporate-backed organizations that have historically spent major bucks and energy on pushing immigration reform?