The whole child separation travesty is pointless

(CNN)Over the course of this summer, the American people — across party lines — have shown that they reject the hate and dehumanization of immigrants that appears to have motivated last weekend’s mass shooting in El Paso. Many are outraged over the cruel neglect of children in custody along the border — child abuse as immigration policy — and this has spurred Congress to exercise some much-needed oversight. With senators and representatives home for the August recess, the American people have a pivotal opportunity to demand change now.