ABUSE OF AUTHORITY.

Author:Unger, Dan
 
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Americans who justify the separation of asylum-seeking families as necessary for the enforcement of our immigration laws might think twice if they imagined their own immigrant ancestors in the shoes of today's refugees from Central America--desperate enough to cross the border illegally, knowing it is the only way to escape the pervasive poverty or unspeakable violence making life unbearable at home.

Yes, children are necessarily separated every day from the parent who is sent to jail. But it is patently different when the government jails an asylum seeker for the sole...

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