When the Trump administration defended its now-suspended policy of family separation, it offered various justifications, most of which boiled down to the following: The child's suffering is the price the parent must pay for breaking the rules. Children are, in essence, collateral damage.
"It’s Not Just at the Border. the U.S. Separates Families All the Time." is from the July 01, 2018 Opinion section of The Washington Post. It was written by Sarah Lustbader and narrated by Sam Scholl.