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“The U.S. is the only country I know of that has experimented on any kind of serious scale with deliberately detaining children as a deterrent to their parents.” But in other ways, America’s conflicted views on refugees trend towards the norm. And this is happening at a time when there are a whole lot of refugees. Uri Friedman in The Atlantic: The World Bargain on Asylum Is Unraveling.

+ Vox: “Under the plan, people would be barred from getting asylum if they came into the US between ports of entry and were prosecuted for illegal entry. It would also add presumptions that would make it extremely difficult for Central Americans to qualify for asylum, and codify — in an even more restrictive form — an opinion written by Sessions in June that attempted to restrict asylum for victims of domestic and gang violence.” Trump administration plan would bar people who enter illegally from getting asylum.

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