I saw this once done in the newspaper where readers respond to an OP-ED with an OP-ED of their own. And this OP is in response to RealDave's thread, posted this past Saturday, entitled Where are the Republicans?. You can find the original post this thread is based on here: What human cost is acceptable in controling illegal immigration? I've had a burning question. What is the probability that every adult who crosses our border illegally with a child is related to the child? How do we know they aren't lying? In that case, the moral onus lies on the adults who bring them here and use them as tools to leverage our government. Of the 12,000 children who came here, 10,000 of them came here alone. The other 2,000 were brought here by adults claiming to be their parents. When DHS could not verify their relationship, they were separated. Once again, in accordance with existing law. Which was or is supposed to be a measure to prevent child trafficking. So I ask again, how can we know that these so called "parents" aren't lying and simply using the child as a tool? Do you wonder why so many children are classified as unaccompanied? Because their "sponsors" abandon them for fear of being discovered and deported themselves. How can your side of the aisle claim to care about the relationship between parent and child when the parent willfully separates (yes, SEPARATES, something you're currently making a bid deal about) themselves from their child via sending them across the dangerous frontier and across our border? Where is the outcry over that? Oh, is it because the parent is trying to "make a better life for their child"? Where is your concern over the possibility of child trafficking? Could it be possible you are ignoring, forgetting, or downright dismissing the fact that the separation in about 80% of the cases has already occurred? Why all the emotion and no solution?