From my article in The Sunday Times today:

“And, then, they cried together before they spoke defiantly again. They saw nothing illegal in the children, women, and men they fed and healed and hugged. If laws were just, hunger, pain, fear and human need would never be unlawful. It cannot be wrong merely to be human and it is only human to want to live.

“It should be unlawful, however, to come in the way of the emancipation of people. It should be unlawful to deny people the right to seek out better lives for themselves and their families. It should be unlawful to separate families and to erect gates to prevent the reunification of loved ones kept apart.

“It is borders that should be illegal, not the feet who climb over the gates that guard them.”

Read the full article here.