Don’t let Trump’s executive order fool you — family detention is also inhumane

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Donald Trump finally yielded to public outrage Wednesday and signed an executive order to halt the separation of migrant parents and children crossing the border. It ended one chapter of a crisis created by his own administration and began another phase that should elicit the same level of public fury.

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First, that executive order makes no mention of government efforts to reunite more than 2,000 children with their parents. Many advocates fear such reunions will never happen given what they’re hearing from detained parents who cannot locate their children and have been given no information about their whereabouts. That alone should provoke swift, impassioned demands of accountability from those who opposed family separation.   Read more…

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