if people are really refugees and their lives are at risk, do you prefer them in a prison awaiting immigration hearing, released into society, or, if the government is afraid they won't show up for immigration hearing, how about a fenced-in building with a high stone fence, security cameras, and security guards patrolling and a guard outside the gate. but the refugees given a key to their own rooms and allowed in the building and yard whenever they want, run by charity workers, nuns, and social workers. they won't be housed with criminals. the place will be reserved only for refugees, and they would be given clothes people gave to charity and not prison uniforms. won't be told when to wake up and when to go to sleep, and it's the charity workers who'll work with them, teach them english etc, not the guards telling them what to do.
and do you think when children under ten are in detention, locked in cells and forced to wear prison uniforms, this is considered child abuse?