Early this week Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen testified to the Senate where she defended the policy of separating children from their families when crossing the border without authorization. This includes those legally seeking asylum. In discussing the policy last Friday, White House Chief of Staff John Kelly said the “vast majority” of undocumented immigrants “don't speak English. They don't integrate well, they don't have skills,” and added, “The children will be taken care of — put into foster care or whatever.” What does “or whatever” mean? Apparently sending all children to be held on U.S. military bases. Specifically, “four military installations in Texas and Arkansas.” The administration claims that their hands are tied. “If you don’t want your child separated, then don’t bring them across the border illegally. It’s not our fault that somebody does that,” Attorney General Jeff Sessions said. This callous, cruel treatment of families seeking a better life is to be expected from an administration where the President himself says of some undocumented immigrants, “These aren't people. These are animals” as he did on Wednesday. This week made clear that Nielsen, Kelly, Sessions, and Trump are willing to treat even the children of undocumented immigrants like animals, too.