Olivia López's story is a troubling counternarrative to the accounts given by officials who describe a Texas family detention center as a safe place where mothers and children can stay during their asylum proceedings.
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Ira Chernus is Professor Religious Studies at the University of Colorado and author of MythicAmerica: Essays. He blogs at mythicamerica.us, hosted by History News Network.