The detention centers are an atrocious facet of the Trump administration that has captured the world's attention, and it's important to realize how long the creation of these camps has been in the works. One year ago, the administration ended the Family Case Management Program, which helped families with certain needs — including disabilities, language barriers, pregnancies, and small children — by assigning them case workers who "help them find legal assistance and work through the court process," and "also assist families in obtaining housing, healthcare, and education for their children as they await court processing." This recording of children separated from their parents is all you need to hear to know why ending the Family Case Management Program was one of the worst things the U.S. President could have possibly done.
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