So the common defense is that it's the parents' fault because they broke the law (trying to provide a better life for their children which you'd think would impart some empathy). They have no options but to cross the border illegally because the Trump administration has closed the only port of entry. In order to apply for asylum, you have to do so in the US. So by default asylum-seeking immigrants have to cross the border illegally. A crime that is a misdemeanor. And this is our current response to a misdemeanor. How can you support this? Because you're a fucking racist and think these people are less than human.
Excessive bail shall not be required, nor excessive fines imposed, nor cruel and unusual punishments inflicted.