Should children be detained when they cross the border without authorization? What is the intent of this policy? Controversies about the holding facilities have been in national headlines for the past several years; how should the facilities be managed? Should they be private? Is the government capable of taking care of the children? What are the standards of living in these facilities? What humanitarian issues arise from detaining children? Why doesn’t it stop undocumented immigration?

Your essay must identify a significant quotation related to one of these questions about US immigration from one of the readings. This quotation must either overtly or implicitly take a position on one of the questions above. The quotation and a main point summary need to be in the introduction; use the Summary Template. Then, identify the key points of the quotation, research them, support your opinions about them, and gather sources. These sources will then be used in your essay.


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