Thursday, November 15, 2007
Mad at the Universe
I had no idea how little the police will do if your teenager runs away on his or her own accord. Apparently runaways, even those that could be in danger, are just not worth the trouble of finding. I'm paraphrasing here, but I'm just so freaking frustrated with the system right now. I can't imagine the state I'd be in if a child of mine disappeared. They don't dispatch bulletins about runaways to the news - I never realized that before. I had also never considered how hard it would be to be a non-English speaker in this type of situation. Who advocates for those families? How could being an undocumented citizen work against you, yet again, if you hesitated to file a report for fear of being deported?