Great piece; however, the authors go on to state, "even if asylum seeking is a crime..." Seeking asylum is not a crime -- according to USCIS, in order to seek affirmative asylum in the U.S., one is required to be on U.S. soil. I'm not sure why the authors felt the need to insert this caveat as it places the onus on the victim when the focus should be on policies and procedures that harm families. And while I wish family separation were "antithetical to the U.S.," I would urge the authors to engage in a critical rereading of history (e.g., slavery, Native boarding schools).

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