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Jeh Johnson

Detaining families indefinitely is unacceptable

Detaining families indefinitely is unacceptable

After weeks of mounting pressure, the Trump administration finally reversed course on its cruel and unnecessary family separation practice. While it’s good to know that children will no longer be systematically separated from their parents, it’s important for us to keep in mind just how low the bar has been set in terms of how we treat migrant families coming to our borders. What was once family separation will now lead to the return of an already unacceptable situation: the trauma and injustice of indefinite family detention.

Families seeking refuge don’t belong in...