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This article was originally published in New York Times on August 22, 2019.

In a letter to the editor of the New York Times, Tahirih Senior Immigration Policy Counsel, Irena Sullivan, responded to the administration’s move to detain migrant families indefinitely while they wait for their asylum cases to move forward:

“Survivors of violence need access to trauma-informed care, not indefinite incarceration. Increased imprisonment is unnecessary, costly to taxpayers and unjustly penalizes survivors fleeing for their lives. Families and children should not be caged in fear indefinitely when — and because — they are already fleeing violence.”

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