‘Prevention through cruelty’ doesn’t work

The U.S. Border Patrol is forcing migrants — children, women and men — to stay outdoors overnight without giving them food, blankets or sufficient water.

Sense of Decency

A view from behind the border wall in Tijuana, Mexico, looking toward the United States. The U.S. Border Patrol has been detaining migrants outdoors between the wall and the “secondary fence” for up to 52 hours. The migrants have relied on allies to provide food, water and blankets passed through the steel bars of the wall. The Pacific Ocean is in the background. Photo © Jim McKeever.

By JIM McKEEVER

If you had the opportunity to provide comfort to a child, or a family, sleeping outside in the cold, you’d do whatever you could, right?

It’s what any decent human being would do.

Not the United States Border Patrol.

Here’s what’s been happening for weeks now at the US-Mexico border in Friendship Park, a historic patch of land between Tijuana and the southwest corner of California.

Border Patrol is forcing migrants — children, women and men — to stay outdoors…

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