Why is Trump putting kids into prison camps?

What Trump has changed, is that he is treating illegal entry as a felony, and seperated them from their children, essentially detaining them both indefinately.

This gets lost on people who claim Obama, W, and Clinton did the same. Trump'and Sessions zero tolerance policy is unnecessarily cruel. That and the lack of planning to return kids to parents. It's horrible logistics where for profit prisons are banking. Refuge status is a real thing and people who mindlessly state, "Then they shouldn't have broken the law," don't understand what is happening and/or are also needlessly cruel.

And all of this ignores the fact that illegal border crossings have been declining in recent years. Trump was separating families and being cruel to children in an effort to cajole Democrats into funding his border wall.

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