So this is the kind of nation we are

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Opinion

July 1, 2019 - 10:06 AM

WASHINGTON — For a year we have been telling ourselves we are not the kind of country that separates children from parents and relatives and locks them up without proper adult supervision, adequate food or even soap and toothbrushes.

Apparently, we are that kind of country.

Last year when we saw the children imprisoned behind cages, we were told the Trump White House and the Department of Justice policy was deliberately separating families to act as a deterrent to Latin Americans fleeing gang violence and poverty to try to seek legal asylum in the United States. It was not a deterrent; in fact, thousands more tried to come here.

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