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President Trump just signed an EO announcing the “end” to family separation. Make no mistake this “solution” is actually to jail families indefinitely. @PWolgin breaks down why family jails are not the solution to #KeepFamiliesTogether #EndFamilyDetention
Republicans in Congress have proposed a number of bills that would equally incarcerate children, indefinitely, alongside their parents. However, family incarceration is not only expensive, inhumane, and highly traumatic for children, but it’s also completely unnecessary.
The government can ensure that asylum seekers show up for court hearings and comply with the process by using proven alternatives to detention. #EndFamilyDetention
The Family Case Management Program, for example, allows families to be released rather than being detained. Despite a 99% compliance record and costing a fraction of incarceration, Trump shut down the program last June.…
BOTTOM LINE: We don’t have to choose between the lesser of two evils. There are effective alternatives that would #KeepFamiliesTogether AND #EndFamilyDetention.…

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