The U.S. Detention of Children Is Only Getting Worse

The U.S. Detention of Children Is Only Getting Worse

Michael Garcia Bochenek, Human Rights Watch (October 3, 2018)

Images of children sitting alone in chain-link cages, recordings of their frightened cries, and officials’ mocking reactions generated outrage across the country this summer. The Trump Administration responded by reversing its policy of forcibly separating immigrant families at the border—but what it substituted has been no better: it merely changed the way children are harmed.

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