Caitlin Dickerson discusses the Trump administration’s devastating family-separation policy.
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Caitlin Dickerson on the Moral Catastrophe of Family Separations

I recently joined staff writer Caitlin Dickerson for The Atlantic’s “Big Story” broadcast to discuss her cover story, a years-long investigation into the secret history of the Trump administration’s family-separation policy. Dickerson’s story argues that separating children was not an unintended side effect, as previously claimed, but its core intent. How did officials work to keep families apart longer? Did they obscure the truth to both Congress and the public? What will happen if the Trump administration is restored to power in the 2024 election?

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