Huff Post: Immigrant Families Fleeing Violence ‘Should Not Be Treated Like Criminals’

The Huffington Post reports that top Democratic senators wrote to Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Jeh Johnson on Thursday to question his department’s massive expansion of immigrant family detention, a practice that allows women and children seeking asylum to be locked up and potentially put at riskĀ for abuse. “Mothers and their children who have fled violence in their home countries should not be treated like criminals,” reads the letter

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