Opinion

TOPSHOT - A Central American migrant and a girl cross the Rio Grande in Ciudad Juarez, State of Chihuahua, Mexico, on June 12, 2019, before turning themselves into US Border Patrol agents to claim asylum. (Photo by HERIKA MARTINEZ / AFP)        (Photo credit should read HERIKA MARTINEZ/AFP/Getty Images)

We went to a border detention center for children. What we saw was awful

By Clara Long and Nicole Austin-Hillery
Children taking care of children, scant access to family members, regular showers, bathing, toothbrushes, proper beds and beyond, write Clara Long and Nicole-Austin Hillery. Congress needs to act to stop the building more detention facilities and instead reunite families--and cease officials' practice of using detained kids to bait immigrants in US.