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The whole child separation travesty is pointless

Over the course of this summer, the American people — across party lines — have shown that they reject the hate and dehumanization of immigrants that appears to have motivated last weekend's mass shooting in El Paso. Many are outraged over the cruel neglect of children in custody along the border — child abuse as immigration policy — and this has spurred Congress to exercise some much-needed oversight. …

It cost $38 a day for a family to participate in the ICE Family Case Management Program, according to the Women's Refugee Commission, an advocacy group, compared with $319 a day per bed at a family detention center or $775 a day per child detained at the secure for-profit facility in Homestead, Florida.