Thank you for putting together such an in-depth commentary, Bruce Lesley. I’d like to believe that it wouldn’t be necessary to work so hard to convince ordinary Americans that jailing refugee children and families is profoundly contrary to our national values, but I see from the comments section that the only attention your article has received so far is from people defending the practice.

I used to have trouble understanding how fascist ideology could seduce a people, but now that I’m seeing it happen right in front of me, it’s all become clear.

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