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Critics blast Trump for sending border detainees to prison

Katharina Obser, a senior policy adviser with the Women’s Refugee Commission, a New York-based nonprofit, called it reckless and inappropriate to house asylum seekers in federal prisons.

“This new move is due to a self-manufactured crisis that stems directly from this administration cruelly separating families at the border and locking up parents, many of whom are lawfully seeking asylum,” she said.