This question is so partisan, so febrile that it is impossible to have an objective discussion on this.
I am no libertarian but Dr. Ron Paul and Daniel McAdams come as close as possible to a dispassionate discussion of the issue.Ron Paul: Border "Crisis"
- Is It All About The Children...Or Hatred Of Trump?
Here are Rachel Maddow's crocodile tears
The mainstream media has identified another "crisis" over which we are supposed to drop everything and "do something": people crossing our border illegally with children are being arrested and their children separated from them. But this is not a new phenomenon. The "crisis" is largely manufactured because the media has no interest in looking at the real cause of the illegal immigration problem in the US.
This is a report to the Senate Judiciary Committee cited by Daniel McAdams. This has been a policy since 2005 “to demosntrate consequences to those who cross the border illegally, that children should be taken away.
The internet is replete with stories like this. It is hard to find them in a Google search because of censorship
“The school called Child Protective Services because they were unaware they were being homeschooled,” said Kiarre Harris.Here is an example from You Tube
The immediate root of the problem seems to be this but of course goes back further
The other aspect causing this all is dealt with seperately.