Family Separation: It’s a Problem for U.S. Citizens, Too

Separating children from parents at the U.S. border rightfully prompted outrage.  Shaila Dewan points out that it happens daily in American law enforcement: incarcerating parents, incarcerating children, and transferring children from their homes into foster care.  Addressing the latter, Christopher Wildeman, sociologist at Cornell University notes that three quarters of the cases “involve not abuse, but neglect, ‘a really broad umbrella that often just looks like poverty.'”  Read the entire New York Times article by clicking here.

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