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Mon Nov 26, 2018, 06:28 PM

Barack Obama on children on the other side of the border, May 25, 2017

Scroll down to see this quote... 5th, 6th and 7th paragraphs of article at link


"We have to push back against those trends that would violate human rights or that would suppress democracy or that would restrict individual freedoms of conscience and religion," Obama said.

"In the eyes of God, a child on the other side of the border is no less worthy of love and compassion than my own child," he said. "We can't distinguish between them in terms of their worth and their inherent dignity, and that they're deserving of shelter and love and education and opportunity."

"Part of the job, I think, of governments is to express humanity and compassion and solidarity with those in need, but also recognize that we have to operate within legal constraints and institutional constraints and the obligations that we have to the citizens of the countries that we serve," he said. "And that's not always easy."


Most important to me, is middle paragraph, which I highlighted. (was not like that in original article at link)


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