Our treatment of those fleeing persecution is profoundly inhumane.

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ast week, 31 people died trying to cross the English channel. Among the dead were 3 children, 7 women, one of whom was pregnant and 17 men.

As expected, Priti Patel —Britain’s home secretary — sought to deflect the blame for what took place, stating that it was France’s fault for not playing its part with the United Kingdom in…