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EDITORIAL: Children should not be pawns in political battle over immigration

No one should find the forced separation of children from parents a preferred way to exercise federal government power. What is happening in Texas and elsewhere doesn’t represent how civilized Americans treat children – not now, not ever. This isn’t about politics. This is about humanity.

The country is in an uproar and, to no one’s surprise, divided. Federal immigration authorities have ramped up practices that part parent from child. They do so to allow the federal government to prosecute the mom or dad for criminal violation of immigration laws. Kids can’t . . .